Geographic and demographic characterization of prematurity and low birth weight, before and after the entry into force of the Maria Law

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Malnutrition of children under 5 years of age in Colombia presents very important variations. Departments such as Guajira on the Atlantic coast, Chocó on the Pacific coast and the departments of Orinoquia and Amazonia report a high number of mortality children due to malnourishment. Poverty is one of the important determinants of this phenomenon. On the other hand, there is a coincidence between the map of premature births and poverty. While these correlations are known, there has been no systematic analysis that take into account the spatial distribution of the phenomena and their relationship with other variables demographic and socioeconomic. Additionally, there is no information on how the entry in The Mary Law (Law 1822 of 2017), which compensates the mothers of children for their time, is in force. preterm infants, interacted with the different socio-economic patterns. The question that this project aims to solve is how it is characterized, in the last 5 years, geographically and demographically prematurity and LBP?



Commitments / Obligations

- Artículos categoría A2 - Artículo sometido a revista científica indexada
- Vinculación de un joven investigador en el desarrollo del proyecto

Effective start/end date4/20/2012/14/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds


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