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dc.contributor.author Mishra, Vinod K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Retherford, Robert D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Kirk R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-19T18:28:39Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-11-19T18:28:39Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3467 en_US
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a> en_US
dc.description.abstract Adults in households that cook with biomass fuels, defined in the NFHS as wood and dung, suffer a significantly higher risk of tuberculosis than adults in households that cook with cleaner fuels. An estimated 51% of the active tuberculosis cases reported in the NFHS can be attributed to exposure to cooking smoke from biomass fuels. The government and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in India need to strengthen programs that promote improved cookstoves and increase efforts to educate the public about the adverse health effects of cooking smoke. The NFHS Bulletin is a series of four-page policy briefs summarizing secondary analysis of data from the 1992-93 National Family Health Survey (NFHS) in India. The NFHS collected information from nearly 90,000 Indian women on a range of demographic and health topics. Conducted under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the survey provides national and state-level estimates of fertility, infant and child mortality, family planning practice, maternal and child health, and the utilization of services available to mothers and children. IIPS conducted the survey in cooperation with consulting organizations and 18 population research centers throughout India. The East-West Center and a U.S.-based consulting firm, Macro International, provided technical assistance, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided financial support. Printed copies are available from the East-West Center Research Program, Population and Health Studies. Single copies are available free by airmail and may be reproduced for educational use. en_US
dc.format.extent 4 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Mumbai, India: International Institute for Population Sciences and Honolulu: East-West Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries NFHS bulletin ; no. 13 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indoor air pollution - India en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis - India en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Biomass energy - India en_US
dc.title Cooking with biomass fuels increases the risk of tuberculosis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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