Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 4A, P68-89 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0232 View full text
Siddharth Agarwal, Aradhana Srivastava

Abstract: Children of the urban poor in India suffer a much poorer health status than the urban non-poor, influenced to a large extent by social determinants. In this paper, National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06) data were analyzed to assess the health status of urban poor children vis-à-vis the non-poor, and to identify the social determinants precipitating disparities. The analysis shows sharp disparity between child health indicators between urban poor and non-poor. Key findings include under-five mortality per th…

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