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Title: Maternal characteristics in relation to income in a semi-rural community in Pakistan
Authors: Siddiqui, A.R.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: Women's health and socioeconomic status is fundamental to development. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of monthly household income with demographic, nutritional and social characteristics in women living in a semi-rural location near Karachi. Thus 1111 mothers with at least 1 child under 5 years of age were interviewed. Self-reported monthly income was positively associated with gravidity, mid upper-arm circumference, cooking frequency per day and self and spousal literacy; it was negatively associated with number of occupants per room, wood used as cooking fuel, and spouse in a skilled occupation. Income is dependent on non-income factors such as literacy, and the nutritional and reproductive health status of women
Description: 1353-1363
Keywords: Income
Nutritional Status
Health Status
Health Surveys
Women's Health
Social Class
Subject: Maternal Welfare
ISSN: 1020-3397
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