Income Inequality in Child Injury in Bangladesh: Implication for Developing Countries
Sheikh M. Giashuddin, Center for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)
AKM Fazlur Rahman, Center for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)
Aminur Rahman, Center for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB)
This study investigated the income inequality in child morbidity and mortality due to injury. A multistage cluster sampling technique was conducted for this survey. Quintiles were calculated on the basis of assets score for measuring the concentration index. The poorest-richest quintiles ratio of mortality due to injury was 6.0 whereas this ratio was 5.6 and 5.5 for the infectious and non-communicable diseases. The negative values of concentration indices for all causes are significant. Among the morbidity concentration indices injury shows the significantly greater inequality. The Poor-rich ratio for death due to drowning, diarrhoea and pneumonia was 7, 5 and 6 respectively. Children with poor had 2.8-times more likely to had injury mortality. The odd ratio occurring an injury related morbidity for poorest quintiles than the richest was 1.3. Due to existing socioeconomic situation in Bangladesh, the poor children are more vulnerable to injury morbidity and mortality.
Presented in Poster Session 7