Mortality and Morbidity Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Adult Height

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dc.contributor.author AKACHI, Yoko
dc.contributor.author CANNING, David
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-20T11:08:45Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-20T11:08:45Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 1830-7728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/9857
dc.description.abstract In 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
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher European University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2008/41 en
dc.subject Height en
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.subject childhood health en
dc.subject childhood nutrition en
dc.subject infant mortality rate en
dc.subject morbidity and mortality en
dc.title Mortality and Morbidity Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Adult Height en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.neeo.contributor AKACHI|Yoko|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor CANNING|David|aut|
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