The aim of this paper is to analyze the trends of under-five mortality in Kaduna State. A total of 415 copies of semi structured questionnaire were administered using purposive sampling technique, of which 386 were found useful for analysis. Data were analyzed through percentages and logistic regression was used to determine the relative contribution of each factor responsible for the mortality. The results show that 66.3% of the respondents are between the ages of 20 and 34 years, 36.8% are Hausa/Fulani, 28.8% have attended Secondary school, and most of the respondents (21.8%) have monthly income between ₦30,001-₦40,000. The level of the mortality in Kaduna state has remained high since the past 10 years with an estimated rate of 163/1,000 live births. Only six factors were significantly associated with under-5 mortality. These were distance to health facility, age at first marriage, age of mothers, current marital status, level of education, and length of breast feeding. Logistic regression revealed that distance from the health facility had the most significant correlation (0.379), followed by age at first marriage (0.138), age of mother (0.118), marital status (0.064), level of education (0.064) and length of breast feeding contribute (0.054). It is therefore recommended that programme interventions need to focus on mothers, particularly at the low socioeconomic level. That is, adolescent girls should be encouraged to go to school to at least secondary level. This will increase age at first birth and reduce child death at first birth order. Health services should be brought nearer to the communities so that mothers can have access to both during pregnancy and after in order to reduce under-five mortality.