BACKGROUND: Inequality in the access to health services is a
major cause of health problemsamong children under five old.
The aim of this analysis is to measure the inequality among
children under-5 years in relation to main health indicators in
Uganda.
METHOD: Main child health indicators data in Uganda were
obtained from WHO inequity data set for the years 1995, 2000,
2001 and 2011. Indicators such as under-5 years mortality rate,
underweight prevalence and full vaccination converge and child
with infection access to health facilities were included in the
analysis. For simple indicators, inequality difference was
calculated, and relative concentration index for complex order
indicators was used. Four different inequality dimensions were
used to work as stratifies for these indicators.
RESULTS: Inequality regarding child health indicators was
observed in different dimensions. It was clear that inequality
among people living in rural areas were more than urban areas.
Femaleshad high inequality than males. Poor and uneducated
people are more likely to have inequality than rich and educated
people.
CONCLUSION: Great effort should be made to decrease
inequality among children less than five years through access to
health services for all groups in different areas.
KEYWORDS: Equality analysis, children, Uganda, imaging

Published: 2019-05-28