Cultural determinants of maternal and infant mortality in Madhya Pradesh (Déterminants culturels de la mortalité maternelle et infantile au Madhya Pradesh)
Author - SAHAY Sarita
Résumé / Abstract- The maternal and infant mortality rate is very high in Madhya Pradesh. Rampant poverty causing severe malnutrition to all and particularly to pregnant women, low age at marriage, early pregnancy, subordinate status of women and certain old age beliefs related to child bearing and rearing practices are some of the major proximate cultural variables, said to be responsible for this situation.
Unwillingness to avail available immunization courses to protect the children against some of the killing diseases, breast feeding without adding supplementary mash food at proper age and practice of sudden weaning further aggravate the situation. This study reveals many interesting perspectives of these happenings that have been analysed in the light of failed observations in the different districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Journal title - Man in India, Ranchi, INDE (1) (Revue)
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