Respiratory Disease

Respiratory Disease at time t equals 1 based on probability. Your chances of having respiratory disease go up if you are a child under 5, and go down with good health, with an improved stove, and with a propane stove. Cooking with fuelwood, crop residues, and dung is associated with a significantly higher disease burden than other forms of cooking, due to indoor air pollution. Cleaner fuels and cookstoves that facilitate lower smoke exposures, as well as improved ventilation of cooking areas, can reduce the disease burden from smoke, lower child mortality rates, and improve maternal health. Greater efficiency, combined with enhancements in biomass fuel availability through such programs as agroforestry, can also reduce the time and transport burden of women and young girls who collect biomass, thereby increasing opportunities for education and income-generating work.