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Rural Origin as a Risk Factor for Maternal and Child Health in Periurban Bolivia

Citation

Bender, Deborah E.; Ribera, Tirsa; & Madonna, Donna (1993). Rural Origin as a Risk Factor for Maternal and Child Health in Periurban Bolivia. Social Science & Medicine, 37(11), 1345-9.

Abstract

Rapid migration in Latin America is settling rural women and their families next to those of urban origin in sprawling urban settings. Those born and reared in rural areas bring with them knowledge and skills learned and adapted to rural areas; those same skills may be maladaptive in urban areas. Hypothesized is that urban women of rural origin are more likely to have poorer health outcomes for themselves and their children than lifelong urban counterparts. Identification of specific risk factors affecting child and/or maternal health status in peri-urban barrios can assist health workers to target limited resources to those least likely to access available services.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(93)90164-y

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Science & Medicine

Author(s)

Bender, Deborah E.
Ribera, Tirsa
Madonna, Donna

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

37

Issue Number

11

Pages

1345-9

Reference ID

680