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Health Practices: Sub-Saharan Africa
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This entry provides an overview of health in Sub-Saharan Africa with specific focus on women in countries with an Islamic majority or a significantly large Islamic minority. Women are heterogeneous, but in the tables below, certain trends can be ascertained among females over the course of their lifetimes. Prenatal care is measured as the percentage of women aged 15–49 who were attended at least once by skilled health personn…

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Gibson, Diana, “Health Practices: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0175d>
First published online: 2009

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