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Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition and population : Cote D'Ivoire 1994

GWATKIN, Davidson R
et al
April 2007

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This report presents data about health, nutrition and population status of people in Cote d'Ivoire, service use, and related matters among individuals belonging to different socio-economic classes. The principal focus is on differences among groups of individuals defined in terms of the wealth or assets of the households where they reside. This is one of a series of reports about 56 developing countries. This is an expanded and updated version of the series published in 2000

Wealth gap in health

POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU (PRB)
May 2004

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Despite imporvements in public health in the last half-century, large disparities in health exist between and within countries. Differences among socio-economic groups can be pronounced, but are easily masked by national data that are used for monitoring and reporting progress. A recent analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) programme provides clear evidence of the gap between rich and poor in a range of health and population indicators. This wallchart uses the recent research and analysis to shed light on how the poorest women and children are faring compared with their better-off peers. Selected health and population indicators are provided for 53 developing countries, including fertility, infant and child mortality, nutrition, and the use of family planning and other health services

Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition and population : Malawi

GWATKIN, Davidson
et al
May 2000

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The figures presented in this paper describe the health, nutrition, and population status and service use among individuals belonging to different socio-economic classes in Malawi. These figures have been tabulated from data collected through the multi-country Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) program. [Publisher's abstract]

Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition and population : India

GWATKIN, Davidson
et al
May 2000

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The figures presented in this publication describe the health, nutrition, and population (HNP) status, and service use among individuals belonging to different socio-economic classes. The figures are intended to provide the Bank operational staff, and government officials with whom they work, basic information for their use in preparing country analyses, and in developing HNP activities for the disadvantaged. The document represents an initial effort to provide basic information about health, nutrition, and population conditions and service use by socioeconomic class within countries. It discusses the most significant technical issues encountered in preparing the information, such as the descriptive nature of relationships, and expands on the implications of an asset approach, as measures of socioeconomic status. Accompanying each of the rates presented in the total population table are the values for two statistical indictors of inequality: poor/rich ratio, and concentration index. While most findings reported herewith, are in line with expectation, there are exceptions, and anomalies that require further investigation. [Publisher's abstract]

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