OP2.2: Social Determinants (Sdh) of Infant Mortality (Imr) In Malaysia

Amaluddin Ahmad

Abstract


Objective: To examine the relationship between SDH and IMR in Malaysia.
Method: Ecological (area-based) population health survey involving all 135 administrative districts of Malaysia.
Results: Linear regressions demonstrated that 3 variables are significant determinants of infant mortality at p< 0.05 level. This includes socioeconomic status, income distribution and social development. The model was able to explain 23% of the variability observed in the IMR.
Conclusion: It is suggested that the way to further improve IMR differentials is by addressing these factors by making the necessary social and health policy changes.

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PP: 5800/5/95 ISSN: 1511 - 4511  
 
 
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