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Socio-economic determinants of severe and moderate stunting among under-five children of rural Bangladesh.
Malays J Nutr. 2011 Apr; 17(1):105-18.MJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Malnutrition among under-five children is a chronic problem in developing countries. This study explores the socio-economic determinants of severe and moderate stunting among under-five children of rural Bangladesh.

METHODS

The study used data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Cross-sectional and multinomial logistic regression analyses were used to assess the effect of the socio-demographic variables on moderate and severe stunting over normal among the children.

RESULTS

Findings revealed that over two-fifths of the children were stunted, of which 26.3% were moderately stunted and 15.1% were severely stunted. The multivariate multinomial logistic regression analysis yielded significantly increased risk of severe stunting (OR=2.53, 95% CI=1.34-4.79) and moderate stunting (OR=2.37, 95% CI=1.47-3.83) over normal among children with a thinner mother. Region, father's education, toilet facilities, child's age, birth order of children and wealth index were also important determinants of children's nutritional status.

CONCLUSION

Development and poverty alleviation programmes should focus on the disadvantaged rural segments of people to improve their nutritional status.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh. kamaliubd@yahoo.com

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22135870

Citation

Mostafa, Kamal S M.. "Socio-economic Determinants of Severe and Moderate Stunting Among Under-five Children of Rural Bangladesh." Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, vol. 17, no. 1, 2011, pp. 105-18.
Mostafa KS. Socio-economic determinants of severe and moderate stunting among under-five children of rural Bangladesh. Malays J Nutr. 2011;17(1):105-18.
Mostafa, K. S. (2011). Socio-economic determinants of severe and moderate stunting among under-five children of rural Bangladesh. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 17(1), 105-18.
Mostafa KS. Socio-economic Determinants of Severe and Moderate Stunting Among Under-five Children of Rural Bangladesh. Malays J Nutr. 2011;17(1):105-18. PubMed PMID: 22135870.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Socio-economic determinants of severe and moderate stunting among under-five children of rural Bangladesh. A1 - Mostafa,Kamal S M, PY - 2011/12/6/entrez PY - 2011/12/6/pubmed PY - 2011/12/21/medline SP - 105 EP - 18 JF - Malaysian journal of nutrition JO - Malays J Nutr VL - 17 IS - 1 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Malnutrition among under-five children is a chronic problem in developing countries. This study explores the socio-economic determinants of severe and moderate stunting among under-five children of rural Bangladesh. METHODS: The study used data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Cross-sectional and multinomial logistic regression analyses were used to assess the effect of the socio-demographic variables on moderate and severe stunting over normal among the children. RESULTS: Findings revealed that over two-fifths of the children were stunted, of which 26.3% were moderately stunted and 15.1% were severely stunted. The multivariate multinomial logistic regression analysis yielded significantly increased risk of severe stunting (OR=2.53, 95% CI=1.34-4.79) and moderate stunting (OR=2.37, 95% CI=1.47-3.83) over normal among children with a thinner mother. Region, father's education, toilet facilities, child's age, birth order of children and wealth index were also important determinants of children's nutritional status. CONCLUSION: Development and poverty alleviation programmes should focus on the disadvantaged rural segments of people to improve their nutritional status. SN - 1394-035X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22135870/Socio_economic_determinants_of_severe_and_moderate_stunting_among_under_five_children_of_rural_Bangladesh_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/growthdisorders.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -