Alok Bhargava

Summary

Affiliation: University of Houston
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Modeling the effects of maternal nutritional status and socioeconomic variables on the anthropometric and psychological indicators of Kenyan infants from age 0-6 months
    A Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5882, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 111:89-104. 2000
  2. ncbi Added sugars displaced the use of vital nutrients in the National Food Stamp Program Survey
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    J Nutr 137:453-60. 2007
  3. doi Randomized controlled experiments in health and social sciences: some conceptual issues
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:293-8. 2008
  4. ncbi Fiber intakes and anthropometric measures are predictors of circulating hormone, triglyceride, and cholesterol concentrations in the women's health trial
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    J Nutr 136:2249-54. 2006
  5. doi Healthcare infrastructure and emotional support are predictors of CD4 cell counts and quality of life indices of patients on antiretroviral treatment in Free State Province, South Africa
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    AIDS Care 22:1-9. 2010
  6. ncbi Healthcare infrastructure, contraceptive use and infant mortality in Uttar Pradesh, India
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 3:388-404. 2005
  7. doi Modeling the effects of physician emigration on human development
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 9:172-83. 2011
  8. ncbi Modeling the effects of health status and the educational infrastructure on the cognitive development of Tanzanian schoolchildren
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5019, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:280-92. 2005
  9. ncbi Socio-economic and behavioural factors are predictors of food use in the National Food Stamp Program Survey
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Texas, USA
    Br J Nutr 92:497-506. 2004
  10. ncbi The effects of maternal education versus cognitive test scores on child nutrition in Kenya
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 1:309-19. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Behavioral factors and dietary change in WHTFSMP
    Alok Bhargava; Fiscal Year: 2003

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi Modeling the effects of maternal nutritional status and socioeconomic variables on the anthropometric and psychological indicators of Kenyan infants from age 0-6 months
    A Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5882, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 111:89-104. 2000
    ..The empirical results have implications for identifying vulnerable children in developing countries...
  2. ncbi Added sugars displaced the use of vital nutrients in the National Food Stamp Program Survey
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    J Nutr 137:453-60. 2007
    ..Overall, the results indicated that added sugars should be discouraged in dietary guidelines, because their adverse effects on diet quality were evident in this low-income population...
  3. doi Randomized controlled experiments in health and social sciences: some conceptual issues
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:293-8. 2008
    ..Some of the historical developments are summarized and certain applications in health sciences are discussed from methodological and policy standpoints...
  4. ncbi Fiber intakes and anthropometric measures are predictors of circulating hormone, triglyceride, and cholesterol concentrations in the women's health trial
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    J Nutr 136:2249-54. 2006
    ..Overall, weight loss, especially around the waist, and increased fiber intakes are likely to be beneficial for lipid, cholesterol, and hormone profiles of U.S. women...
  5. doi Healthcare infrastructure and emotional support are predictors of CD4 cell counts and quality of life indices of patients on antiretroviral treatment in Free State Province, South Africa
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    AIDS Care 22:1-9. 2010
    ..The results indicated that it is important to compile socioeconomic and psychological variables for AIDS patients and monitor healthcare services for improving their health status and quality of life...
  6. ncbi Healthcare infrastructure, contraceptive use and infant mortality in Uttar Pradesh, India
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 3:388-404. 2005
    ..Lastly, analysis of data at a more aggregated (Primary Sampling Unit) level indicated differential effects of economic development on the quality of services available in the public and private facilities...
  7. doi Modeling the effects of physician emigration on human development
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 9:172-83. 2011
    ..From the standpoint of Millennium Development Goals, reducing medical brain drain is likely to have only small benefits for child mortality and vaccination rates...
  8. ncbi Modeling the effects of health status and the educational infrastructure on the cognitive development of Tanzanian schoolchildren
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5019, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:280-92. 2005
    ..Lastly, some comparisons were made for changes in test scores of treated children in the Intervention group with the untreated children in the Control group...
  9. ncbi Socio-economic and behavioural factors are predictors of food use in the National Food Stamp Program Survey
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Texas, USA
    Br J Nutr 92:497-506. 2004
    ..The model for energy intake indicated that disbursing half the food stamp benefits on a 2-week basis and better shopping practices can enhance food availability...
  10. ncbi The effects of maternal education versus cognitive test scores on child nutrition in Kenya
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 1:309-19. 2003
    ..The results indicate the need to consider broader measures of human development and of devising suitable educational programs for women without formal education...
  11. ncbi Behavioral variables and education are predictors of dietary change in the Women's Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Prev Med 38:442-51. 2004
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  12. ncbi Anthelmintic treatment improves the hemoglobin and serum ferritin concentrations of Tanzanian schoolchildren
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 24:332-42. 2003
    ..The empirical relationship between ferritin and C-reactive protein indicated that simple procedures for adjusting cutoff points for the use of ferritin as an indicator of low iron stores were unlikely to be useful in this population...
  13. pmc Public policies and the orphans of AIDS in Africa
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston TX 77204, USA
    BMJ 326:1387-9. 2003
  14. ncbi Coliforms in the water and hemoglobin concentration are predictors of gastrointestinal morbidity of Bangladeshi children ages 1-10 years
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 15:209-19. 2003
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  15. ncbi Unhealthy eating habits, physical exercise and macronutrient intakes are predictors of anthropometric indicators in the Women's Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Br J Nutr 88:719-28. 2002
    ..The results indicated that nutrition education programmes for improving eating habits and increasing physical exercise can reduce obesity prevalence in the USA...
  16. ncbi Modeling the effects of health on economic growth
    A Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5882, USA
    J Health Econ 20:423-40. 2001
    ..Lastly, we computed confidence intervals for the effect of ASR on growth rate and applied a test for parameter stability. The results showed positive effects of ASR on GDP growth rates in low-income countries...
  17. ncbi Dietary intakes and socioeconomic factors are associated with the hemoglobin concentration of Bangladeshi women
    A Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 5882, USA
    J Nutr 131:758-64. 2001
    ..The algorithms for estimating bioavailable iron showed the importance of assumptions regarding body iron stores and underscored the need to develop suitable algorithms for subjects in developing countries...
  18. doi Socio-economic, behavioural and environmental factors predicted body weights and household food insecurity scores in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 5019, USA
    Br J Nutr 100:438-44. 2008
    ..Overall, the results showed that household food insecurity was unlikely to exacerbate child obesity in the USA and it is important that children receive balanced school meals and perform higher physical activity...
  19. doi Health care utilization, socioeconomic factors and child health in India
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, TX, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 43:701-15. 2011
    ..The models for children's haemoglobin concentration indicated beneficial effects of food consumption patterns and treatment against intestinal parasites. The results provide several insights for improving child health in India...
  20. ncbi Desired family size, family planning and fertility in Ethiopia
    Alok Bhargava
    Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 39:367-81. 2007
    ..Overall, the results indicated that counselling couples about small family size and increasing the utilization of health care services can lower fertility in Ethiopia...
  21. ncbi Anthelmintic treatment improves the hemoglobin and serum ferritin concentrations of Tanzanian schoolchildren
    Alok Bhargava
    Food Nutr Bull 27:186. 2006
  22. ncbi The AIDS epidemic and health care infrastructure inadequacies in Africa: a socioeconomic perspective
    Alok Bhargava
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:241-2. 2005

Research Grants1

  1. Behavioral factors and dietary change in WHTFSMP
    Alok Bhargava; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Overall, the results will facilitate the design of policies for improving health of especially minority women in the United States and will be useful for analyses of the Women's Health Initiative data. ..