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Table 2 Logit regression of determinants under-five mortality in Ghana

From: Effect of insecticide-treated bed net usage on under-five mortality in northern Ghana

Explanatory variables Coefficient Odds ratio
Birth order −0.079 (0.025)*** 0.924
Mother’s education (in years) −0.016 (0.019)  
Male (1/0) 0.177 (0.093)* 1.193
Region (base = Upper East)
 Northern 0.300 (0.128)*** 1.357
 Upper West 0.405 (0.129)*** 1.506
Father’s education (in years) −0.0003 (0.002)  
Female household head (1/0) −0.061 (0.137)  
Bed net use (base = no net)
 Only treated nets −0.209 (0.094)** 0.812
 Only untreated nets 0.041 (0.115)  
Household size −0.028 (0.016)* 0.978
Urban (1/0) 0.286 (0.286)* 1.302
Health facility (1/0) −0.343 (0.208)* 0.713
Mother’s age (in years) 0.040 (0.007)*** 1.041
Wealth index (base = poorest)
 Poorer −0.407 (0.136)*** 0.665
 Middle −0.591 (0.207)*** 0.560
 Richer −0.234 (0.226)  
 Richest −0.730 (0.377)* 0.478
Constant −3.155 (0.334)***  
N 3,839  
Pseudo R2 0.028  
Prob > χ2 91.14***  
Goodness of fit test (p-value) 0.465  
Link test (y_hat)
(y-hatsq)
0.000
0.432
 
  1. Source Own computation.
  2. Robust standard errors are in parentheses.
  3. *, **, *** Significant at 10, 5 and 1%, respectively.