ERIC Number: EJ818583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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What Characterises Women Vulnerable to Chronic Energy Deficiency?
Kavi Kumar, K. S.; Ramachandran, Maithili; Viswanathan, Brinda
Social Indicators Research, v90 n3 p365-380 Feb 2009
Weight-for-squared height or body mass index (BMI) is often considered as an effective predictor of morbidity and mortality rates. This study uses BMI data from a sample of ever-married women in the age group of 15-49 years in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for the year 1998-1999, to analyse the determinants of chronic energy deficiency (CED) and estimate the population vulnerable to CED. The results highlight that CED rates and vulnerability rates can be very different, emphasizing need for policy intervention to focus on "potential" CED persons. The characteristics of vulnerable population identified would be appropriate channels for policy intervention.
Descriptors: Body Composition, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Marital Status, Females, Mortality Rate, Scientific Concepts, Body Weight, Predictor Variables, Indians, Health, Public Policy
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Identifiers - Location: India