Approaches for assessing the role of Household Socioeconomic Status on Child Anthropometric measures in Urban South Africa

SOURCE: American Journal of Human Biology
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Zoe A.Sheppard, Shane A.Norris, John M.Pettifor, NoelCameron, Paula L.Griffiths

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Abstract

The article compares the variance explained in anthropometric outcomes when using individual measures of socioeconomic status versus different approaches to create SES indices within the urban African context, and discusses the influence of SES on child anthropometric outcomes.