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Effect of vaccination on children's learning achievements: findings from the India Human Development Survey

BACKGROUND: Beyond the prevention of illness and death, vaccination may provide additional benefits such as improved educational outcomes. However, there is currently little evidence on this question. Our objective was to estimate the effect of …

Social and Behavior Change Communication Interventions Delivered Face-to-Face and by a Mobile Phone to Strengthen Vaccination Uptake and Improve Child Health in Rural India: Randomized Pilot Study

BACKGROUND: In resource-poor settings, lack of awareness and low demand for services constitute important barriers to expanding the coverage of effective interventions. In India, childhood immunization is a priority health strategy with suboptimal …

Extremes in water availability and suicide: Evidence from a nationally representative sample of rural Indian adults

BACKGROUND: Extremes in water availability, either exceptionally wet or dry conditions, can damage crops and may detrimentally affect the livelihood and well-being of people engaged in agriculture. We estimated the effect of water availability on …

The Price Isn't Right: Autonomous Vehicles, Public Health, and Social Justice

Are Descriptions of Methods Alone Sufficient for Study Reproducibility? An Example From the Cardiovascular Literature

Impact of State-Level Changes on Maternal Mortality: A Population-Based, Quasi-Experimental Study

INTRODUCTION: Recent increases in maternal mortality and persistent disparities have led to speculation about why the U.S. has higher rates than most high-income countries. The aim was to examine the impact of changes in state-level factors plausibly …

The effect of intimate partner violence on women's mental distress: a prospective cohort study of 3010 rural Indian women

PURPOSE: Intimate partner violence (IPV) encompasses physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, as well as controlling behavior. Most research focuses on physical and sexual abuse, and other aspects of IPV are rarely investigated. We estimated the …

Using change in a seat belt law to study racially-biased policing in South Carolina

Seat belt laws have increased seat belt use in the US and contributed to reduced fatalities and injuries. However, these policies provide the potential for increased discrimination. The objective of this study is to determine whether a change in seat …

Black and White Differences in Life Expectancy in 4 US States, 1969-2013

OBJECTIVES: Racial differences in mortality in the United States have narrowed and vary by time and place. The objectives of our study were to (1) examine the gap in life expectancy between white and black persons (hereinafter, racial gap in life …

Quantifying the impact of targeted regulation of abortion provider laws on US abortion rates: a multi-state assessment

OBJECTIVES: In this paper, we estimate the average effect of two common TRAP (targeted regulation of abortion providers) laws on abortion rates using a novel longitudinal database of state-level policy shifts. STUDY DESIGN: We merged several sources …