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Women’s health in a rural community in Kerala, India: do caste and socioeconomic position matter?
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    Female literacy: An important determinant of women’s health
    • AnandaGiri M Shankar, Specialist Registrar in Public Health Medicine
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sudarshan M K, Principal and Professor of Community Medicine,Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, KR Road, VV Puram, Bangalore-560004, India, Sam Ramaiah, Director of Public Health Medicine and Medical Director

    Dear Sir,

    The article by Mohindra SK et al brings about clearly the effect of caste and socioeconomic position on women’s health [1]. If this is the case in Kerala, which is one of the states with good health indicators in India, one can imagine what it would be with more poorer and deprived states in India. We believe that along with socioeconomic status and caste, female literacy is one of the key determinant...

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