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Nicaragua - Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition, and population (English)

This report on the Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition, and population in Nicaragua is one in a series that provides basic information about health, nutrition, and population (hnp) inequalities within fifty-six developing countries. The report's contents are intended to facilitate preparation of country analyses and the development of activities to benefit poor people. To this end, the report presents data about hnp status, service use, and related matters among individuals belonging to different socio-economic classes. The principal focus is on differences among groups of individuals defined in terms of the wealth or assets of the households where they reside. The report is organized in four principal parts. Part one constitutes the report's core, and consists of tables presenting quintile-specific data for each hnp indicator covered from the two most recent DHS surveys available at the time of the report's publication. Part two provides supplementary technical information designed to help readers understand the data presented in part one. Part three presents supporting tables that deal with three of the technical matters covered in part two: the size of the sample for each indicator covered; the standard error for each quintile-specific estimate in the total population; and the items used in constructing the wealth index, along with the weight assigned to each. An additional fourth part consists of three annexes, for readers interested in applying the approach used in the report or in learning more about the other reports in this series.


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    Amouzou,Agbessi, Gwatkin,Davidson R, Johnson,Kiersten Blair, Rutstein,Shea, Suliman,Eldaw Abdalla, Wagstaff,Robert Adam Stephen

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    Nicaragua - Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition, and population

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Amouzou,Agbessi Gwatkin,Davidson R Johnson,Kiersten Blair Rutstein,Shea Suliman,Eldaw Abdalla Wagstaff,Robert Adam Stephen

Nicaragua - Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition, and population (English). Country reports on HNP and poverty Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.