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The Impact of Adult Deaths on Children's Health in Northwestern Tanzania
Ainsworth, Martha|Semali, Innocent /


The AIDS epidemic is dramatically increasing mortality of prime-aged adults in many Subsaharan countries, with potentially severe consequences for surviving family members. Up to now, most of these impacts have not been quantified. Using a longitudinal household dataset from the Kagera region of Tanzania-an area hard-hit by the AIDS epidemic-we examine the impact of the mortality ofprime-aged adults on the morbidity, height for age, and weight for height of children under five.

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