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Submitted: 01 May 2008
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD050108020545

The effects of birthspacing and breastfeeding on childhood mortality in the Philippines.

Abstract

This article demonstrates the marked low mortality risks associated with wide birthspacing and breastfeeding independent of the levels of bio-demographic, socioeconomic and health-related factors. Effects of preceding and succeeding birth intervals are strongest at ages 3-11 months. Those of the former are less strong but nevertheless appreciable at the other childhood ages. Benefits from breastfeeding are greatest at ages 0-2 months and gradually diminished with age. Breastfeeding is not the main mechanism through which birthspacing affected Philippine child mortality." Data are from the 1983 National Demographic Survey. (Author)

1.
Publication Type:
Journal
Publication Sub Type:
Others
Title:
Journal of Population
Frequency:
Unknown
Publication Date:
June 1997
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Page(s):
1-18
Publisher:
Unknown

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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Abstract Print Format (Request Document)