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Undernutrition and Associated Factors Among School Adolescent Girls Attending Schools in Mirab-Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia.
Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Jul-Aug; 60(4):473-490.EF

Abstract

Substantial proportions of adolescent girls are suffering from undernutrition; despite they are considered as future mothers. Undernourished mothers are more likely to give birth to an offspring with impaired growth and development. Hence, investigating adolescents' undernutrition had a pivotal role to tackle the problem. Therefore, this study aimed to assess undernutrition and associated factors among adolescent girls in Mirabarmacho district, Ethiopia. An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April 20, 2018, in the Mirab Armachiho district, using the multistage cluster sampling method. A total of 706 adolescent girls was included in the study. The World Health Organization Anthro Plus software was used to calculate nutritional indices. A Binary Logistic Regression Analysis was used to check the effect of independent variables with adolescent wasting and stunting. The overall prevalence of wasting and stunting was 17.3% (95%CI: 14.6-20.1) and 10.3% (95%CI: 8.2-12.7), respectively. Being in the 10-14 years age group (AOR:2.47,95%CI:1.21-5.06), inadequate Dietary Diversity (Dietary Diversity Score) (AOR:2.46,95%CI:1.45-4.20),food-insecure households (Adjusted Odd Ratio:2.62,95%CI:1.33-5.16),middle wealth index(Adjusted Odd Ratio:1.94,95%CI:1.07-3.51), febrile illness (Adjusted Odd Ratio: 3.12,95%CI:1.94-5.03), diarrheal disease (AOR:3.61,95%CI:2.08-6.28), merchant fathers (Adjusted Odd Ratio:0.40, 95%CI:0.20-0.82),and government employee fathers (Adjusted Odd Ratio:0.27,95%CI:0.09-0.84) were factors significantly associated with thinness, while inadequate Dietary Diversity Score (Adjusted Odd Ratio: 8.07, 95%CI; 4.02-16.20) and febrile illness (Adjusted Odd Ratio; 2.49, 95%CI: 1.48-4.18) were factors relating to the adolescent stunting. Adolescent wasting and stunting are predominant problems in the survey region. Strengthening efforts to ensure household food security, diversified food intake, and prevention and control of infectious diseases are recommended to mitigate adolescent's undernutrition.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Mirab-Armachiho District, Mirab-Armachiho Health Office, East Gondar Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia.Department of Human Nutrition, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.Department of Human Nutrition, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33426928

Citation

Mersha, Jibril, et al. "Undernutrition and Associated Factors Among School Adolescent Girls Attending Schools in Mirab-Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia." Ecology of Food and Nutrition, vol. 60, no. 4, 2021, pp. 473-490.
Mersha J, Tariku A, Gonete KA. Undernutrition and Associated Factors Among School Adolescent Girls Attending Schools in Mirab-Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia. Ecol Food Nutr. 2021;60(4):473-490.
Mersha, J., Tariku, A., & Gonete, K. A. (2021). Undernutrition and Associated Factors Among School Adolescent Girls Attending Schools in Mirab-Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 60(4), 473-490. https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2021.1872022
Mersha J, Tariku A, Gonete KA. Undernutrition and Associated Factors Among School Adolescent Girls Attending Schools in Mirab-Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia. Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Jul-Aug;60(4):473-490. PubMed PMID: 33426928.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Undernutrition and Associated Factors Among School Adolescent Girls Attending Schools in Mirab-Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia. AU - Mersha,Jibril, AU - Tariku,Amare, AU - Gonete,Kedir Abdela, Y1 - 2021/01/11/ PY - 2021/1/12/pubmed PY - 2021/10/26/medline PY - 2021/1/11/entrez KW - Adolescent girls KW - ethiopia KW - stunting KW - wasting SP - 473 EP - 490 JF - Ecology of food and nutrition JO - Ecol Food Nutr VL - 60 IS - 4 N2 - Substantial proportions of adolescent girls are suffering from undernutrition; despite they are considered as future mothers. Undernourished mothers are more likely to give birth to an offspring with impaired growth and development. Hence, investigating adolescents' undernutrition had a pivotal role to tackle the problem. Therefore, this study aimed to assess undernutrition and associated factors among adolescent girls in Mirabarmacho district, Ethiopia. An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April 20, 2018, in the Mirab Armachiho district, using the multistage cluster sampling method. A total of 706 adolescent girls was included in the study. The World Health Organization Anthro Plus software was used to calculate nutritional indices. A Binary Logistic Regression Analysis was used to check the effect of independent variables with adolescent wasting and stunting. The overall prevalence of wasting and stunting was 17.3% (95%CI: 14.6-20.1) and 10.3% (95%CI: 8.2-12.7), respectively. Being in the 10-14 years age group (AOR:2.47,95%CI:1.21-5.06), inadequate Dietary Diversity (Dietary Diversity Score) (AOR:2.46,95%CI:1.45-4.20),food-insecure households (Adjusted Odd Ratio:2.62,95%CI:1.33-5.16),middle wealth index(Adjusted Odd Ratio:1.94,95%CI:1.07-3.51), febrile illness (Adjusted Odd Ratio: 3.12,95%CI:1.94-5.03), diarrheal disease (AOR:3.61,95%CI:2.08-6.28), merchant fathers (Adjusted Odd Ratio:0.40, 95%CI:0.20-0.82),and government employee fathers (Adjusted Odd Ratio:0.27,95%CI:0.09-0.84) were factors significantly associated with thinness, while inadequate Dietary Diversity Score (Adjusted Odd Ratio: 8.07, 95%CI; 4.02-16.20) and febrile illness (Adjusted Odd Ratio; 2.49, 95%CI: 1.48-4.18) were factors relating to the adolescent stunting. Adolescent wasting and stunting are predominant problems in the survey region. Strengthening efforts to ensure household food security, diversified food intake, and prevention and control of infectious diseases are recommended to mitigate adolescent's undernutrition. SN - 1543-5237 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33426928/Undernutrition_and_Associated_Factors_Among_School_Adolescent_Girls_Attending_Schools_in_Mirab_Armachiho_District_Northwest_Ethiopia_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -