Maternal autonomy is inversely related to child stunting in Andhra Pradesh, India.

@article{Shroff2009MaternalAI,
  title={Maternal autonomy is inversely related to child stunting in Andhra Pradesh, India.},
  author={Monal R. Shroff and Paula Griffiths and Linda S. Adair and Chirayath M. Suchindran and Margaret E. Bentley},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={64-74}
}
Child stunting, an outcome of chronic undernutrition, contributes to poor quality of life, morbidity and mortality. In South Asia, the low status of women is thought to be one of the primary determinants of undernutrition across the lifespan. Low female status can result in compromised health outcomes for women, which in turn are related to lower infant birthweight and may affect the quality of infant care and nutrition. Maternal autonomy (defined as a woman's personal power in the household… CONTINUE READING

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