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Changes in breast-feeding in the Philippines, 1973-1983

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

Social Science & Medicine, 1990, vol. 31, issue 12, 1365-1375

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.

Keywords: breast-feeding; trends; determinants; Philippines (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1990
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