publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

social inequality and child malnutrition in four andean countries

Larrea, Carlos; Freire, Wilma;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2002 Journal: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, volume 11, pages 356-364 (issn: 1020-4989, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Abstract
Objective. To analyze the effects of socioeconomic, regional, and ethnic conditions on chronic malnutrition in four Andean countries of South America: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Methods. The study was based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) for Colombia (1995), Peru (1996), and Bolivia (1997), and on a Living Standard Measurement Survey for Ecuador (1998). We developed an index of household socioeconomic status using categorical principal components analysis. We broke down the prevalence of stunting by socioeconomic status (SES), ethnicity, place of residence (large cities, small cities, towns, and countryside), and region (highland region versu...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Social inequality, Socioeconomic status, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Socioeconomics, Ethnic group, Indigenous, Residence, Development economics, business.industry, business, Rural area, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, Poverty, Equity, nutritional status, socioeconomic factors, R, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

social inequality and child malnutrition in four andean countries

Larrea, Carlos; Freire, Wilma;