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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

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Background: Rates of child malnutrition and mortality in India remain high. We tested the hypothesis that rising food prices are contributing to India’s slow progress in improving childhood survival.

Methods: Using Rounds 2 and 3 (2002-2008) of the Indian District Level Household Survey, we calculated neonatal, infant, and under-five mortality rates in 364 districts, and merged these with district-level food price data from the National Sample Survey Office. Multivariate models were es...

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10.1093/ije/dyx061

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Sociology
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Stuckler, D
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Publisher:
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International Journal of Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
554-564
Publication date:
2016-04-10
Acceptance date:
2015-12-10
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1464-3685
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579687
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2015-12-11

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