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Quantifying the Impact of Rising Food Prices on Child Mortality in India: A Cross-District Statistical Analysis of the District Level Household Survey

Publisher: International Journal of Epidemiology

Rates of child malnutrition and mortality in India remain high. The hypothesis tested is that rising food prices are contributing to India’s slow progress in improving childhood survival. Rising food prices, particularly of high-protein meat and dairy products, were associated with worse child mortality outcomes. These adverse associations were concentrated in the most deprived states.

Author(s): David Stuckler, Shah Ebrahim, Zaky Khan, Sukumar Vellakkal, Jasmine Fledderjohann | Views(295)

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