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• Study shows the impact of food security on children’s health
The beneficiaries from the Bolsa Família make 50% more pre-natal care visits than non-beneficiaries. The diet of the expectant mothers improved because of the benefits, and this caused the index of premature births to fall by 14%. The children are born stronger, with compatible weights and grow up healthier, thanks to a vaccines and the obligatory medical visits. In 2013 99.1% of the children monitored by the program had their vaccines up-to-date. Chronic malnutrition in infants fell by 52% between 2008 and 2012; this is reflected in the reduction in the weight and height deficit for children 5 years of age or less from 16.8% to 14.5%.