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dc.contributor.authorAKACHI, Yoko
dc.contributor.authorCANNING, David
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-20T11:08:45Z
dc.date.available2008-11-20T11:08:45Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/9857
dc.description.abstractIn most developing countries, rising levels of nutrition and improvements in public health have led to declines in infant mortality and rising adult height. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, we see a different pattern. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen large reductions in infant mortality over the last fifty years, but without any increase in protein or energy intake, and against a background of stagnant, or even declining, adult height. Adult height is a sensitive indicator of the nutrition and morbidity prevailing during the childhood of the cohort and can be taken as a measure of population health. Declining infant mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa appear to be driven by medical interventions that reduce infant mortality, and may not be reflective of broad-based health improvements.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI MWPen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2008/41en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectHeighten
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectchildhood healthen
dc.subjectchildhood nutritionen
dc.subjectinfant mortality rateen
dc.subjectmorbidity and mortalityen
dc.titleMortality and Morbidity Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Adult Heighten
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.neeo.contributorAKACHI|Yoko|aut|
dc.neeo.contributorCANNING|David|aut|
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