Determinants of community-based coverage: Periodic vitamin A supplementation

I. Tarwotjo, K. P. West, L. Mele, S. Nur, H. Nendrawati, D. Kraushaar, R. L. Tilden, E. Djunaedi, Koesdiono, A. Pandji, A. Sommer, H. R. Taylor, B. Hawkins, I. Satibi, W. Flumenbaum, A. A. Loedin

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Factors related to preschool child receipt of vitamin A during the first year of a semi-annual vitamin A capsule delivery program were investigated in 229 villages in Aceh, Indonesia. Coverage was higher in villages which were more rural and less economically developed. Highest performance was achieved by village distributors who represented the local status quo in this rural area (farmers, or non-farmers with minimum education) rather than more upwardly mobile, highly educated residents. Household or child-level characteristics were not associated with coverage. This information may be useful for planning direct service programs in the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-849
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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