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The effects of nutrition on maternal mortality: Evidence from 19th-20th century Italy

Authors
  • Manfredini, Matteo
Type
Published Article
Journal
SSM - Population Health
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 09, 2020
Volume
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100678
PMID: 33102681
PMCID: PMC7569323
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

• Scientific advances strongly affected the trend of maternal deaths in Italy. • Nutrition had a role in the decline of maternal mortality once controlled for GDP per capita. • Both the short and long dynamics of daily calorie intake affected maternal mortality. • The GDP per capita did not show any significant effect on maternal mortality.

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