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Household Food Insecurity May Predict Underweightand Wasting among Children Aged 24-59 Months.
Ecol Food Nutr. 2016 Sep-Oct; 55(5):456-72.EF

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the association between household food insecurity and nutritional status among children aged 24-59 months in Haromaya District. Children (N = 453) aged 24-59 months were recruited in a community-based cross-sectional survey with a representative sample of households selected by a multistage sampling procedure in Haromaya District. Household Food Insecurity Access Scale and anthropometry were administered. Multinomial logistic regression models were applied to select variables that are candidate for multivariable model. The prevalences of stunting, underweight, and wasting among children aged 24-59 months were 61.1%, 28.1%, and 11.8%, respectively. The mean household food insecurity access scale score was 3.34, and 39.7% of households experienced some degree of food insecurity. By logistic regression analysis and after adjusting for the confounding factors, household food insecurity was significantly predictive of underweight (AOR = 2.48, CI = 1.17-5.24, p = .05) and chronic energy deficiency (AOR = 0.47, CI = 0.23-0.97, p = .04) and marginally significant for wasting (AOR = 0.53, CI = 0.27-1.03, p = .06). It is concluded that household food security improves child growth and nutritional status.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics , Tehran University of Medical Sciences, International Campus (TUMS-IC) , Tehran , Iran.b Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.b Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.c Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.d College of Health and Medical Sciences , Haramaya University , Harar , Ethiopia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27467901

Citation

Abdurahman, Ahmed A., et al. "Household Food Insecurity May Predict Underweightand Wasting Among Children Aged 24-59 Months." Ecology of Food and Nutrition, vol. 55, no. 5, 2016, pp. 456-72.
Abdurahman AA, Mirzaei K, Dorosty AR, et al. Household Food Insecurity May Predict Underweightand Wasting among Children Aged 24-59 Months. Ecol Food Nutr. 2016;55(5):456-72.
Abdurahman, A. A., Mirzaei, K., Dorosty, A. R., Rahimiforoushani, A., & Kedir, H. (2016). Household Food Insecurity May Predict Underweightand Wasting among Children Aged 24-59 Months. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 55(5), 456-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2016.1207069
Abdurahman AA, et al. Household Food Insecurity May Predict Underweightand Wasting Among Children Aged 24-59 Months. Ecol Food Nutr. 2016;55(5):456-72. PubMed PMID: 27467901.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Household Food Insecurity May Predict Underweightand Wasting among Children Aged 24-59 Months. AU - Abdurahman,Ahmed A, AU - Mirzaei,Khadijeh, AU - Dorosty,Ahmed Reza, AU - Rahimiforoushani,A, AU - Kedir,Haji, Y1 - 2016/07/28/ PY - 2016/7/29/entrez PY - 2016/7/29/pubmed PY - 2017/2/6/medline KW - Ethiopia KW - household food insecurity KW - preschool children KW - undernutrition SP - 456 EP - 72 JF - Ecology of food and nutrition JO - Ecol Food Nutr VL - 55 IS - 5 N2 - The aim of this study was to examine the association between household food insecurity and nutritional status among children aged 24-59 months in Haromaya District. Children (N = 453) aged 24-59 months were recruited in a community-based cross-sectional survey with a representative sample of households selected by a multistage sampling procedure in Haromaya District. Household Food Insecurity Access Scale and anthropometry were administered. Multinomial logistic regression models were applied to select variables that are candidate for multivariable model. The prevalences of stunting, underweight, and wasting among children aged 24-59 months were 61.1%, 28.1%, and 11.8%, respectively. The mean household food insecurity access scale score was 3.34, and 39.7% of households experienced some degree of food insecurity. By logistic regression analysis and after adjusting for the confounding factors, household food insecurity was significantly predictive of underweight (AOR = 2.48, CI = 1.17-5.24, p = .05) and chronic energy deficiency (AOR = 0.47, CI = 0.23-0.97, p = .04) and marginally significant for wasting (AOR = 0.53, CI = 0.27-1.03, p = .06). It is concluded that household food security improves child growth and nutritional status. SN - 1543-5237 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27467901/Household_Food_Insecurity_May_Predict_Underweightand_Wasting_among_Children_Aged_24_59_Months_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03670244.2016.1207069 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -