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A Cross Country Study of Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Associatiated Child Health: Evidences from Sub-Saharan Countries

Labhita Das
Kailash Chandra Das, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Household air pollution (HAP) is usually measured indoors and arises from domestic activities of cooking, heating, and lighting. Around 3 billion people still cook using biomass fuels (such as firewood, agricultural wastes, charcoal, coal and cow dung). These cooking practices are hazardous and produce a wide range of health-damaging pollutants causing high level household air pollution. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to (i) To access the association of household air pollution on Child morbidity; (ii) To study the adjusted effect of household air pollution on child mortality at individual level covariates; and (iii) To examine the effect of household air pollution on premature births. Methodology: Probit model, Cox-proportional hazard model, Kaplan-Meiyer model have been applied to assess the importance of various covariates in the survival times of individuals or objects through the hazard function.

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  Presented in Session 52. Innovative Public Health Policies and Health Systems