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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....

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

July 2017

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

The Effect of Maternal Migration on Early Childhood Development in Rural China

December 2016

Nearly a quarter of all children under the age of two in China are left behind in the countryside as parents migrate to urban areas for work.

Impact of Text Message Reminders on Caregivers’ Adherence to a Home Fortification Program Against Child Anemia in Rural Western China: a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

July 2016

Objectives: To test whether text message reminders sent to caregivers will improve the effectiveness of a home micronutrient fortification program in western China.Methods: A cluster-randomized...

Who are China's Rural Clinicians?

June 2016

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to measure the turnover (or stability in employment) of village clinicians in rural China over the past decade.

Adult child migration and elderly parental health in rural China

June 2016

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effect of adult children migration on the health status of elderlyparents.

To Board or Not to Board: Evidence from Nutrition, Health and Education Outcomes of Students in Rural China

May 2016

The debate over whether boarding school is beneficial for students still exists in both developing and developed countries.

Maternal Health Services in China’s Western Rural Areas: Uptake and Correlates

May 2016

Purpose Many public health systems have struggled with the dual questions of: why the uptake rate of maternal health (MH) services is low among some subpopulations; and how to raise it.