Mayanka Ambade's research while affiliated with Harvard University and other places

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Intellectual disability in India is substantially under-reported, especially amongst females. This study quantifies the prevalence and gender bias in household reporting of intellectual disability by estimating the age-and-gender specific prevalence of the intellectually disabled by education, Socio-Demographic Index (SDI) score, place of residence...
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There were no estimates of the prevalence of pain and its treatment in the older population of India obtained from face-to-face interviews with a nationally representative sample. We addressed this evidence gap by using data on 63,931 individuals aged 45 years and older from the 2017/2018 Longitudinal Ageing Study in India. We identified pain from...
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Importance: High out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on health in India may limit achieving universal health coverage. A clear insight on the components of health expenditure may be necessary to make allocative decisions to reduce OOPE, and such details by sociodemographic group and state have not been studied in India. Objective: To analyze the re...
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Background The cost of maternity care is seen as the barrier in utilizing maternity care, resulting in high maternal deaths. This study focuses on the distress financing and its coping mechanisms associated with maternity care expenditure in India so that corrective measures can be taken to reduce the burden of maternity care. Methods This study u...
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The study of upward spill over on parents of their offspring’s education is vital for understanding the family dynamics and role of adult children in the decisions of parents. Such association has widespread implication and application on ageing policies. We use pooled data from population-based cross-sectional health consumption surveys conducted...
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Eastern India is a historically significant centre of India, the birthplace of numerous religions and a locus of influence that has shaped the history of the entire region of Asia. It is unique in its identity due to the multiplicity of faiths and ethos which have been interacting and creating different cultural realms within a single landmass. Thi...
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Deforestation in Kerala over a quarter century (1993-2017) and the outbreak of Nipah Virus: an analysis using remote sensing technology and GIS approach Abstract Habitat destruction due to infrastructural, and developmental activities are primarily associated with outbreak of zoonotic infections. The habitat change negatively impacts ecological int...

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... To our knowledge, a limited number of micro-level studies have been conducted to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain [25][26][27] among Indian adults and associated risk factors of pain among specific population groups [28][29][30]. A recent study estimated that around 36.6% of the Indian population aged 45 + have often troubled with pain [31]. We didn't find any population representative studies that examine the association between pain and quality of life among middle-aged and older adults in India. ...
... Expenditure on drugs is the primary cause, and 80 per cent of this expenditure falls on outpatient care and only about 20 per cent on inpatient care [15]. For outpatients, medicines contributed to a mean of 60.3% of OOPE [74]. In Odisha, out of all outpatient visits, 86% of them resorted to private sector pharmacies [75,76]. ...
... In developing nations like India, access to private healthcare facilities increases out-of-pocket expenses (OOPE), which traps lower and middle-income people in a vicious cycle of poverty [7]. A previous study suggests that the cost of healthcare services is four times higher in private facilities than in public facilities in India [5,8]. ...
... For example, people with higher incomes were more likely to have access to higher-end healthcare products because high-end products were usually associated with higher selling prices, so the level of healthcare consumption of such residents was also relatively high [36]. Likewise, people with higher education levels and those with skill-oriented occupations generally had higher-end consumer demand, thereby increasing the level of healthcare consumption [37]. It can be seen that the improvement of residents' socioeconomic status would be accompanied by an increase in healthcare consumption expenditure. ...
... Mallapuram and Monkey fever in Waynad district of Kerala during 2018-19 can be linked with substantial decrease in forest land cover in Mallapuram, Kozhikode and Waynad district from 1993 to 2017 (Talukdar et al., 2018). ...