Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH).

  title={Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH).},
  author={H. Kohler and Susan Cotts Watkins and Jere R Behrman and Philip Anglewicz and Iliana V. Kohler and Rebecca L. Thornton and James Mkandawire and Hastings Honde and Augustine Hawara and Ben Chilima and Chiwoza R Bandawe and Victor Mwapasa and Peter C Fleming and Linda V Kalilani-Phiri},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={44 2},
The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) is one of very few long-standing, publicly available longitudinal cohort studies in a sub-Saharan African (SSA) context. It provides a rare record of more than a decade of demographic, socioeconomic and health conditions in one of the world's poorest countries. The MLSFH was initially established in 1998 to study social network influences on fertility behaviours and HIV risk perceptions, and over time the focus of the study expanded… CONTINUE READING


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