Access to electricity and its impact on respiratory diseases: A study of children in Tanzania
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper examines whether access to electricity has an impact on acute respiratory infections for children in Tanzania aged 0-5 years old. A standard OLS regression model is conducted on a dataset including variables from five different, yearly based, household surveys conducted in Tanzania. The results found are rather limited but a slight correlation is found between acute respiratory disease within the gender group girls as well as for children living in rural areas. The weak results are due to a low electrification rate in the country and more research on the topic is recommended when Tanzania has reached a higher and more stable level of electrification.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tanzania, electricity access, acute respiratory infection, child health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-275187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-275187DiVA: diva2:899163
Mörk, Eva, Professor
Bengtsson, Niklas, Biträdande Universitetslektor