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Child malnutrition and prenatal care: evidence from three Latin American countries

Forero-Ramirez, Nohora; Gamboa, Luis F.; Bedi, Arjun; Sparrow, Robert


Objective. To examine the effect of prenatal care (PNC) on the level and distribution of child stunting in three Andean countries-Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru-where expanding access to such care has been an explicit policy intervention to tackle child malnutrition in utero and during early childhood. Methods. An econometric analysis of cross-sectional Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data was conducted. The analysis included ordinary least-squares (OLS) regressions, estimates of concentration...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health


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