BIRTH ORDER, STAGE OF INFANCY AND INFANT MORTALITY IN INDIA.

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      Publisher: Cambridge University Press Country of Publication: England NLM ID: 0177346 Publication Model: Print-Electronic Cited Medium: Internet ISSN: 1469-7599 (Electronic) Linking ISSN: 00219320 NLM ISO Abbreviation: J Biosoc Sci Subsets: MEDLINE
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      Publication: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
      Original Publication: Cambridge, Eng. [etc.] Galton Foundation [etc.]
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    • Abstract:
      Using data from India's National Family Health Survey, 2005-06 (NFHS-3), this article examines the patterns of relationship between birth order and infant mortality. The analysis controls for a number of variables, including mother's characteristics such as age at the time of survey, current place of residence (urban/rural), years of schooling, religion, caste, and child's sex and birth weight. A modest J-shaped relationship between birth order of children and their risk of dying in the neonatal period is found, suggesting that although both first- and last-born children are at a significantly greater risk of dying compared with those in the middle, last-borns (i.e. fourth and higher order births) are at the worst risk. However, in the post-neonatal period first-borns are not as vulnerable, but the risk increases steadily with the addition of successive births and last-borns are at much greater risk, even worse than those in the neonatal period. Although the strength of relationship between birth order and mortality is attenuated after the potential confounders are taken into account, the relationship between the two variables remains curvilinear in the neonatal period and direct in the post-neonatal period. There are marked differences in these patterns by the child's sex. While female children are less prone to the risk of dying in the neonatal period in comparison with male children, the converse is true in the post-neonatal period. Female children not only run higher risks of dying in the post-neonatal period, but also become progressively more vulnerable with an increase in birth order.
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      Date Created: 20171003 Date Completed: 20190916 Latest Revision: 20190916
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      20190917
    • Accession Number:
      10.1017/S0021932017000487
    • Accession Number:
      28967347
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    • ABNT:
      MISHRA, S. K. et al. Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India. Journal Of Biosocial Science, [s. l.], v. 50, n. 5, p. 604–625, 2018. DOI 10.1017/S0021932017000487. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=28967347&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 16 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Mishra SK, Ram B, Singh A, Yadav A. Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India. Journal Of Biosocial Science. 2018;50(5):604-625. doi:10.1017/S0021932017000487.
    • APA:
      Mishra, S. K., Ram, B., Singh, A., & Yadav, A. (2018). Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India. Journal Of Biosocial Science, 50(5), 604–625. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932017000487
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mishra, S K, Bali Ram, Abhishek Singh, and Awdhesh Yadav. 2018. “Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India.” Journal Of Biosocial Science 50 (5): 604–25. doi:10.1017/S0021932017000487.
    • Harvard:
      Mishra, S. K. et al. (2018) ‘Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India’, Journal Of Biosocial Science, 50(5), pp. 604–625. doi: 10.1017/S0021932017000487.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mishra, SK, Ram, B, Singh, A & Yadav, A 2018, ‘Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India’, Journal Of Biosocial Science, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 604–625, viewed 16 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Mishra, S. K., et al. “Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India.” Journal Of Biosocial Science, vol. 50, no. 5, Sept. 2018, pp. 604–625. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1017/S0021932017000487.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mishra, S K, Bali Ram, Abhishek Singh, and Awdhesh Yadav. “Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India.” Journal Of Biosocial Science 50, no. 5 (September 2018): 604–25. doi:10.1017/S0021932017000487.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mishra SK, Ram B, Singh A, Yadav A. Birth Order, Stage of Infancy and Infant Mortality in India. Journal Of Biosocial Science [Internet]. 2018 Sep [cited 2020 Feb 16];50(5):604–25. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=mdc&AN=28967347&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912