Determinants of Child Health in Pakistan: A Regional Analysis
This paper investigates state of child health under five years of age and its causes in different regions of Pakistan separately. For that purpose, cumulative regression analysis is used by employing health data of PDHS 2012-13. In this study socio-economic, demographic, environmental, health awareness and nutritional factors are taken as the determinants of child health, and state of health is represented by degree of stunting among children. Results reveal that socio-economic determinants are the most important factors in determination of child health and there are large scale variations in status of child health across the different regions of Pakistan.