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Changes in Breast-Feeding in the Philippines, 1973–1983

Citation

Guilkey, David K.; Popkin, Barry M.; Flieger, Wilhelm; & Akin, John S. (1990). Changes in Breast-Feeding in the Philippines, 1973–1983. Social Science & Medicine, 31(12), 1365-75.

Abstract

Only limited research has been conducted on the patterns and determinants of changes over time in the extent and duration of breast-feeding. Methods are used that allow the examination of the effects of changes in population characteristics and behavioral factors on breast-feeding outcomes. Comparable national surveys are employed to examine the factors associated with the combination of a decline in the extent of and an increase in the duration of breast-feeding between 1973 and 1983 in the Philippines. Important differences are found in the factors explaining the extent and duration of breast-feeding between 1973 and 1983.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(90)90075-4

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Science & Medicine

Author(s)

Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.
Flieger, Wilhelm
Akin, John S.

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

12

Pages

1365-75

Reference ID

13177