The health transition and biological living standards: Adult height and mortality in 20th-century Spain
AbstractThis paper seeks new insights concerning the health transition in 20th century Spain by analyzing both traditional (mortality-based) and alternative (anthropometric-based) health indicators. Data were drawn from national censuses, vital and cause-of-death statistics and seven National Health Surveys dating from 1987 to 2006 (almost 100,000 subjects aged 20–79 were used to compute cohort height averages). A multivariate regression analysis was performed on infant mortality and economic/historical dummy variables.
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Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Cohort height; Infant mortality; Health surveys; Health transition; Spain;
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