Browsing Population and Health [Working Papers] by Author "Mishra, Vinod K."

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  • Agrawal, Praween; Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    This paper studies the covariates of overweight and obesity among adult women in north India and suggests that overweight and obesity may increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Data on 5,273 ever-married women ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    Both obesity and asthma are on the rise worldwide. This paper examines the association between obesity and asthma prevalence in adult women in India. Information on 82,464 non-pregnant, ever-married women age 15-49, included ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    Household use of high pollution cooking fuels may cause reduced birth weight. This paper analyses 3,559 childbirths in the five years preceding the 1999 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey. Birth weights, recorded by ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    Reasons for lower contraceptive use and higher fertility among Muslims than among non-Muslims in India are highly debated. This paper examines differentials in fertility and contraceptive use by religion using data from ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K.; Roy, T. K.; Retherford, Robert D. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    Strong preference for sons in South Asia is well documented, but evidence on female disadvantage in childhood feeding, health care, and nutritional status is inconclusive. This paper examines sex differentials in indicators ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    Household use of unprocessed solid fuels (wood, dung, crop residues/grasses, and coal) for cooking and heating exposes large proportions of people in developing countries to high levels of toxic air pollutants indoors. ...

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