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Nutrition, health and productivity in developing countries

Alok Bhargava

in Food, Economics, and Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199269143
eISBN:
9780191710117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269143.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the links between adults' nutritional and health status and their economic (labour) productivity in developing countries. Section 6.1 begins by discussing certain studies ... More


Food Needs and Work Capacity

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food needs are discussed in relation to work capacity in eight sections: (1) complementarities among nutrients; (2) nutrition and infection; (3) energy conservation; (4) energy requirements, ... More


Strategies of Entitlement Protection

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies how the simultaneous (and often conflicting) objectives of non‐exclusion and targeting can be pursued with varying emphasis, depending on the selection procedure adopted. It then ... More


Anthropometric Measures of Nutritional Status in Industrialized Societies: Europe and North America since 1750

R. Floud (ed.)

in Nutrition and Poverty

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283966
eISBN:
9780191684470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283966.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the history and effectiveness of anthropometric measures of nutritional status in industrialized societies in Europe and North America since 1750. It considers the meaning of ... More


The National Study of Health and Growth

Roberto Rona and Susan Chinn

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The National Study of Health and Growth (NSHG) was a surveillance system of growth in primary school children of England and Scotland from 1972 to 1994. The system included a representative sample ... More


Nutrition and Poverty

S. R. Osmani (ed.)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283966
eISBN:
9780191684470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283966.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses issues arising from the definition and measurement of poverty in terms of nutritional status. A high degree of nutritional deprivation is considered to be an indicator of poverty. ... More


Nutritional Problems in Patients with Primary Cerebral Malignancies

Mohammad Z. Al-shahri and Robin L. Fainsinger

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Food and feeding is significant for survival; and in humans food is also a way of living. Feeding has physical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions in life, and interruptions in the nutritional ... More


Anthropometric Status: An Incomplete Indicator of Undernutrition

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses conceptual issues related to the use of anthropometric measures as indicators of nutritional status. One problem is that there is no consensus on whether children of different ... More


Anthropometric Measures and Body Composition

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195122978
eISBN:
9780199864249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122978.003.10
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the uses of measures of body size and composition, with special emphasis on epidemiologic applications. It begins with an overview of weight and height, including their ... More


Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance

Tim Byers and Rebecca L. Sedjo

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754038
eISBN:
9780199979448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Nutrition monitoring and surveillance are efforts intended to discern trends in a population over time, in diet or nutritional status, by making systematic measures that can be repeated and/or by ... More


Anthropometric Measures and Body Composition

Walter Willett and Frank Hu

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754038
eISBN:
9780199979448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Anthropometric variables, particularly weight and height, are the most commonly employed measures of nutritional status in epidemiologic studies due to their simplicity and ease of collection. In ... More


Health Status and the Public Health System in India

V. Sujatha

in Sociology of Health and Medicine: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099130
eISBN:
9780199082995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099130.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter we present sociologically significant aspects of the public health system under eight sections, broadly covering the themes: Health status of the population, Health care delivery and ... More


Cancer in Children and Young Adults

Elizabeth Welin and Ingrid Ora

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the nutritional aspects of cancer in children and young adults, including treatment and prognosis, incidence and significance of malnutrition (e.g., cachexia), biochemical ... More


Disease Patterns on the Navajo Reservation

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter reviews the history of several causes of death on the Navajo reservation. It is noted that tuberculosis therapy brought about the decline in its morbidity and mortality. Additionally, ... More


Migration and nutrition

Janice L. Thompson, Joy Merrell, Barry Bogin, Hannah Jennings, Michael Heinrich, Vanja Garaj, Diane Harper, Bablin Molik, and Jasmin Chowdhury

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447314783
eISBN:
9781447314806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314783.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter describes Project MINA, an intergenerational and transnational project using a mixed-methods approach to investigate migration, nutrition, and ageing in two generations of Bangladeshi ... More


Were Rural Germans Better Off Than Urban Citizens During the War? The Case of Straß‎burg

Mary Elisabeth Cox

in Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198820116
eISBN:
9780191860171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820116.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History, Social History

Urban Germans believed that civilians in rural areas had a more plentiful and varied diet than city dwellers. There was widespread suspicion that agricultural workers were deliberately cheating the ... More


Autism Spectrum Disorder

Carol J. Henderson, Viviann Nordin, and Shirley W. Ekvall

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including the background and original description of the disorder; use of the DSM-5 and ICD-10 for diagnosis; epidemiology and contributing ... More


Food Security

M.H. Qureshi

in Economic Geography: Volume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458417
eISBN:
9780199086757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Food is essential to keep our bodies and souls together. Food provides energy required for keeping us active both physically as well as mentally. The F.A.O. defines it: ‘Food security exists when all ... More


Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914-1924

Mary Elisabeth Cox

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198820116
eISBN:
9780191860171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820116.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History, Social History

What is the impact of war on non-combatants, particularly women and children? In this innovative analysis of nutritional deprivation among ordinary German citizens during the First World War, Mary ... More


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