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Using Standardised Patients to Assess the Quality of Medical Records: An Application and Evidence from Rural China

November 2019

Background: Medical records play a fundamental role in healthcare delivery, quality assessment and improvement.

Can School Feeding Programs Reduce Malnutrition in Rural China?

November 2019

BACKGROUNDChildhood malnutrition is commonplace among poor rural communities in China. In 2012, China launched its first nationwide school‐feeding program (SFP) to address this problem.

Academic Achievement and Mental Health of Left-behind Children in Rural China

November 2019

Purpose – China’s rapid pace of urbanization has resulted in millions of rural residents migrating from rural areas to urban areas for better job opportunities.

Heterogeneous Impacts of Basic Social Health Insurance on Medical Expenditure: Evidence from China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

November 2019

This paper examines the effects of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on medical expenditure.

Dynamic Anemia Status from Infancy to Preschool-Age: Evidence from Rural China

August 2019

Anemia is a serious nutritional deficiency among infants and toddlers in rural China. However, it is unclear how the anemia status changes among China’s rural children as they age.

Old is Not Always Better: Evidence from Five Randomized Experiments in Rural Primary Schools in China

March 2019

In recent years, researchers have begun to focus attention on trying to identify systematic factors that cause interventions to have different impacts in different contexts.

Use of maternal health services among women in the ethnic rural areas of western China

March 2019

Background: The use of maternal health services can markedly promote the maternal health and safety, but there has been a low utilization rate in the ethnic rural areas of western China....

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) of Cysticercosis in School-Aged Children in Tibetan Rural Farming Areas of Western China: Implications for Intervention Planning

March 2019

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) significantly contributes to morbidity in developing countries. We recently published a study of prevalence and risk factors in school-aged children in three mountainous...

Parental Migration, Educational Achievement, and Mental Health of Junior High School Students in Rural China

January 2019

China's rapid development has led to an unprecedented increase in migration rates as an evergrowing number of rural residents migrate to urban areas to seek better job opportunities an help...

Social Engagement and Elderly Health in China: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS)

January 2019

This study examines the impact of social engagement on elderly health in China. A two-stage residual inclusion (2SRI) regression approach was used to examine the causal relationship.

Breastfeeding and the Risk of Illness among Young Children in Rural China

January 2019

Poor rural areas in China exhibit the country’s highest rates of child mortality, often stemming from preventable health conditions such as diarrhea and respiratory infection.

Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Early Development of Children in Rural Guizhou Province, China

December 2018

Background: There is a substantial body of evidence supporting the association between maternal active smoking during pregnancy and child development, but the association between prenatal exposure...

Caregiver Depression and Early Child Development: A Mixed-Methods Study From Rural China

December 2018

Half of rural toddlers aged 0–3 years in China’s Qinling Mountainous region are cognitively delayed.

Is Infant/Toddler Anemia a Problem across Rural China? A Mixed-Methods Analysis

October 2018

In the past, iron-deficiency anemia in children has had a widespread presence in rural China.

Effect of Caregiver's mental Health on Early Childhood Development across Different Rural Communities in China

October 2018

Previous research has found that there are high rates of developmental delays among infants and toddlers in rural areas of China.

The Relationship Between Birth Season and Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Northwest Rural China

Objective: To examine the correlation between birth season and early childhood development. Background: Almost all previous studies that examine the effect of birth season on...

Anemia and Student's Educational Performance in Rural Central China: Prevalence, Correlates, and Impacts.

October 2018

Anemia in children impairs physical growth and cognitive development, reducing their overall human capital accumulation.

Anxiety in Rural Chinese Children and Adolescents: 3 Comparisons across Provinces and among Subgroups

September 2018

China’s competitive education system has produced notably high learning outcomes, but they may be costly. One potential cost is high levels of anxiety.

Diagnostic Ability and Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions: A Quasi-experimental Study of Primary Care Providers in Rural China

August 2018

Background: China has one of the highest rates of antibiotic resistance.

Do Infant Feeding Practices Differ Between Grandmothers and Mothers in Rural China? Evidence From Rural Shaanxi Province

August 2018

The overall goal of this study is to examine whether infant feeding practices differ between mothers and grandmothers in rural China.

Prevalence and risk factors for Taenia solium cysticercosis in school-aged children: A school based study in western Sichuan, People’s Republic of China

May 2018

Taenia solium cysticercosis affects millions of impoverished people worldwide and can cause neurocysticercosis, an infection of the central nervous system which is potentially fatal.

Depressive Symptoms of Chinese Children: Prevalence and Correlated Factors among Subgroups

February 2018

Economic growth and socioeconomic changes have transformed nearly every aspect of childhood in China, and many are worried by the increasing prevalence of mental health issues among children,...

The effect of a micronutrient powder home fortification program on anemia and cognitive outcomes among young children in rural China: a cluster randomized trial

November 2017

Background: Anemia early in life has been associated with delayed cognitive and motor development.

Neglected Tropical Disease in China: The Case of Neurocystocercosis in Tibetan Farming Communities

October 2017

Affecting more than one billion people around the world, neglected tropical diseases are a group of diseases which mainly occur in poor populations living in tropical and subtropical environments....