The height of women in Sub-Saharan Africa: the role of health, nutrition, and income in childhood.

@article{Akachi2007TheHO,
  title={The height of women in Sub-Saharan Africa: the role of health, nutrition, and income in childhood.},
  author={Yoko Akachi and David Canning},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          397-410
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adult height in individuals has been linked to health and nutrition in childhood, and to health outcomes in later life. Economists have used average adult height as an indicator of the biological standard of living and as a measure of health human capital. However, it is unclear to what extent childhood health and nutrition are reflected in adult height at the population level. AIM The study examined the proximate determinants of population adult height for countries in Sub-Saharan… CONTINUE READING

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