Sunday, April 4, 2010

Gender difference beneficial to women\'

KOCHI: A study by the Kochi-based Centre for Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies (CSES) on �Health of women in Kerala has pointed out that gender difference was advantageous to women in the State.

The gender difference was negligible in Kerala in the prevalence of stunting, underweight and anaemia among children below the age of 5. Even the small differences that existed in Kerala favoured females. Wasting, stunting, underweight and anaemia were less prevalent among girls in Kerala compared to their counterparts in the rest of the country, the study by N. Ajith Kumar and D. Radha Devi of the CSES said.

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