Vitamin A Supplementation Erases Gender Disparities In Child Mortality in Nepal

Coren, C.
March 2005
International Family Planning Perspectives;Mar2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p42
Academic Journal
Cites the study by researchers performing a secondary analysis of data from a cluster- randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted in 1989–1991. Determination of the difference in mortality rates between females and males aged five years or younger in rural Nepal and the role of vitamin A supplementation in its elimination; Experiment design and procedure; Confirmation of increased mortality for females than males; Failure of socioeconomic factors to affect mortality rates; Revelation of the similarity of dietary vitamin A intake or the risk of vitamin A responsive disease in the population based on the lines of caste and the gradient of asset ownership.


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