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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641057/child-anthropometry-data-quality-from-demographic-and-health-surveys-multiple-indicator-cluster-surveys-and-national-nutrition-surveys-in-the-west-central-africa-region-are-we-comparing-apples-and-oranges
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Daniel J Corsi, Jessica M Perkins, S V Subramanian
BACKGROUND: There has been limited work comparing survey characteristics and assessing the quality of child anthropometric data from population-based surveys. OBJECTIVE: To investigate survey characteristics and indicators of quality of anthropometric data in children aged 0-59 months from 23 countries in the West Central Africa region. METHODS: Using established methodologies and criteria to examine child age, sex, height, and weight, we conducted a comprehensive assessment and scoring of the quality of anthropometric data collected in 100 national surveys...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633653/household-cereal-crop-harvest-and-children-s-nutritional-status-in-rural-burkina-faso
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Kristine Belesova, Antonio Gasparrini, Ali Sié, Rainer Sauerborn, Paul Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Reduction of child undernutrition is one of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Achievement of this goal may be made more difficult in some settings by climate change through adverse impact on agricultural productivity. However, there is only limited quantitative evidence on the link between household crop harvests and child nutrition. We examined this link in a largely subsistence farming population in rural Burkina Faso. METHODS: Data on the middle-upper arm circumference (MUAC) of 975 children ≤5 years of age, household crop yields, and other parameters were obtained from the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615087/association-between-intestinal-helminth-infections-and-mid-upper-arm-circumference-among-children-in-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
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L S Galgamuwa, D Iddawela, S D Dharmaratne
Intestinal helminth infections constitute a major health problem in low socio-economic communities worldwide. A cross-sectional study was conducted in children aged between 12 and 60 months. A structured questionnaire was used to collect socio-demographic data and stool samples were subjected to direct smear, stained with Lugol's iodine, and formaldehyde-ether concentration techniques to determine the prevalence of intestinal helminth infections. The circumference of each child's left mid upper arm (MUAC) was measured using standard procedures...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583185/temporal-changes-and-determinants-of-childhood-nutritional-status-in-kenya-and-zambia
#4
Daniel Hoffman, Thomas Cacciola, Pamela Barrios, James Simon
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of undernutrition is decreasing in many parts of the developing world, but challenges remain in many countries. The objective of this study was to determine factors influencing childhood nutrition status in Kenya and Zambia. The objective of this study is to determine factors associated with temporal changes in childhood nutritional status in two countries in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Data from national demographic and health surveys from the World Bank for Kenya (1998-2009) and Zambia (1996-2014) were used to select the youngest child of each household with complete data for all variables studied...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579713/nutritional-status-of-under-five-children-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ahmed Abdulahi, Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Shahabeddin Rezaei, Kurosh Djafarian
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition is the outcome of insufficient food intake and recurrent infectious diseases. The baseline levels of undernutrition remain so high that Ethiopia still needs to continue substantial investment in nutrition.Therefore, the aim of this study was to obtain estimates of over-time trends in the prevalence of undernutrition in Ethiopia and to determine risk factors for undernutrition among children of under five years of age. METHODS: Cross-sectional studies published in English from 1997 to 2015 focusing the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight in children aged 0-5 years (n = 39,585) in Ethiopia were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579669/how-important-is-parental-education-for-child-nutrition
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Harold Alderman, Derek D Headey
Existing evidence on the impacts of parental education on child nutrition is plagued by both internal and external validity concerns. In this paper we try to address these concerns through a novel econometric analysis of 376,992 preschool children from 56 developing countries. We compare a naïve least square model to specifications that include cluster fixed effects and cohort-based educational rankings to reduce biases from omitted variables before gauging sensitivity to sub-samples and exploring potential explanations of education-nutrition linkages...
June 2017: World Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564554/the-nexus-between-nutrition-and-early-childhood-development
#7
Harold Alderman, Lia Fernald
This article looks at both nutrition and early child stimulation interventions as part of an integrated life cycle approach to development. We build on recent systematic reviews of child development, which are comprehensive in regard to what is currently known about outcomes reported in key studies. We then focus particularly on implementation, scaling, and economic returns, drawing mainly on experience in low- and middle-income countries where undernutrition and poor child development remain significant public health challenges with implications across the life course...
May 31, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562701/role-of-primary-health-care-in-child-hospitalization-due-to-pneumonia-a-case-control-study
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Juliana Coelho Pina, Suzana Alves de Moraes, Isabel Cristina Martins de Freitas, Débora Falleiros de Mello
Objective: to evaluate the association of primary health care and other potential factors in relation to hospitalization due to pneumonia, among children aged under five years. Method: epidemiological study with a case-control, hospital-based design, which included 345 cases and 345 controls, matched according to gender, age and hospital. Data were collected using a pre-coded questionnaire and the Primary Care Assessment Tool, analyzed by means of multivariate logistic regression, following the assumptions of a hierarchical approach...
May 22, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558709/beneficiaries-perceptions-and-reported-use-of-unconditional-cash-transfers-intended-to-prevent-acute-malnutrition-in-children-in-poor-rural-communities-in-burkina-faso-qualitative-results-from-the-mam-out-randomized-controlled-trial
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Audrey Tonguet-Papucci, Freddy Houngbe, Palamanga Lompo, Wambi Maurice Evariste Yameogo, Jean-François Huneau, Myriam Ait Aissa, Patrick Kolsteren
BACKGROUND: Acute malnutrition is a public health issue worldwide, and particularly in the Eastern region of Burkina Faso. Following a needs assessment, unconditional seasonal, multiannual cash transfers were implemented as a safety net to prevent childhood undernutrition. The objectives of this study were to explore the types of purchases made by beneficiaries of this cash transfer program and to understand the perceived effects of and changes induced by regular cash transfers in the daily lives of women, and at the household and community level...
May 30, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539413/unconditional-cash-transfers-do-not-prevent-children-s-undernutrition-in-the-moderate-acute-malnutrition-out-mam-out-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-in-rural-burkina-faso
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Freddy Houngbe, Audrey Tonguet-Papucci, Chiara Altare, Myriam Ait-Aissa, Jean-François Huneau, Lieven Huybregts, Patrick Kolsteren
Background: Limited evidence is available on the impact that unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programs can have on child nutrition, particularly in West Africa, where child undernutrition is still a public health challenge.Objective: This study examined the impact of a multiannual, seasonal UCT program to reduce the occurrence of wasting (weight-for-height, midupper arm circumference), stunting (height-for-age), and morbidity among children <36 mo old in Tapoa Province, in the eastern region of Burkina Faso...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526058/meal-frequency-and-dietary-diversity-feeding-practices-among-children-6-23%C3%A2-months-of-age-in-wolaita-sodo-town-southern-ethiopia
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Tefera Chane Mekonnen, Shimelash Bitew Workie, Tesfa Mekonen Yimer, Wubalem Fekadu Mersha
BACKGROUND: Child feeding practices are multidimensional, and they change rapidly within short age intervals. Suboptimal complementary feeding practices contribute to a rapid increase in the prevalence of undernutrition in children in the age of 6-23 months. Information on child feeding practices among urban resident is limited in Ethiopia. The aim was to measure minimum meal frequency and dietary diversity and associated factors among children 6-23 months of age in Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498315/factors-associated-with-stunting-among-children-aged-0-to-59-months-from-the-central-region-of-mozambique
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Loida M García Cruz, Gloria González Azpeitia, Desiderio Reyes Súarez, Alfredo Santana Rodríguez, Juan Francisco Loro Ferrer, Lluis Serra-Majem
The objective of this study was to identify the major socio-demographic, health, and environmental determinants of stunting among children aged 0-59 months from the Tete province (Mozambique) and offering useful information for future healthcare strategies and interventions. A case-control study was conducted among 282 (162 boys; 120 girls) children under five years of age from the central region of Mozambique between 1 May and 3 June 2014. Children with stunting (HAZ < -2 SD according to the WHO Child Growth Standards in 2006) were considered as cases and those who had a Z-score < -2 SD were considered as controls...
May 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497063/level-of-knowledge-and-practice-of-mothers-on-minimum-dietary-diversity-practices-and-associated-factors-for-6-23-month-old-children-in-adea-woreda-oromia-ethiopia
#13
Andualem Agize, Dube Jara, Getiye Dejenu
Background. Globally, undernutrition is responsible for at least 35% of deaths in children less than 5 years of age and estimated 6% of under-five deaths can be prevented by ensuring optimal complementary feeding especially the dietary diversity and meal frequency. In Ethiopia, 5% of children were fed according to minimum standards with respect to food diversity. Objective. To assess the level of knowledge and practice of mothers on dietary diversity practices and associated factors for children 6-23 months in Adea woreda...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489043/underweight-stunting-and-wasting-among-children-in-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#14
Melina Mgongo, Nikolas A S Chotta, Tamara H Hashim, Jacqueline G Uriyo, Damian J Damian, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Sia E Msuya, Margareta Wandel, Siri Vangen
This study assessed the prevalence and risk factors associated with underweight, stunting and wasting among children aged 0-24 months in six districts of Kilimanjaro region, northern Tanzania. A cross-sectional population-based study using a multistage, proportionate to size sampling was conducted from June 2010 to March 2011. A structured questionnaire was used to collect sociodemographic, economic, feeding and child information. Anthropometric data were collected by trained field workers, and the data were used to assess child nutritional status...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484597/individual-and-community-level-factors-with-a-significant-role-in-determining-child-height-for-age-z-score-in-east-gojjam-zone-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia-a-multilevel-analysis
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Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Belay Simanie Birhanu, Benjamin F Zaitchik
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, child undernutrition remains to be a major public health challenge and a contributing factor for child mortality and morbidity. To reduce the problem, it is apparent to identify determinants of child undernutrition in specific contexts to deliver appropriately, targeted, effective and sustainable interventions. METHODS: An agroecosystem linked cross-sectional survey was conducted in 3108 children aged 6-59 months. Multistage cluster sampling technique was used to select study participants...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480514/maternal-care-mediates-the-effects-of-nutrition-and-responsive-stimulation-interventions-on-young-children-s-growth
#16
N Brown, J E Finch, J Obradović, A K Yousafzai
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition contributes to at least half the estimated six million annual childhood deaths worldwide. Furthermore, one in three children fails to meet their developmental potential because of risks including stunting, illness, under-stimulation, poor responsive interactions and maternal depressive symptoms. Our study investigates the role of caregiving processes on children's height-for-age at 2 and 4 years. METHODS: The Pakistan Early Child Development Scale-up study assessed the longitudinal effectiveness of early nutrition and responsive stimulation interventions on growth and development at 4 years of age...
May 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464868/nutritional-status-and-correlated-socio-economic-factors-among-preschool-and-school-children-in-plantation-communities-sri-lanka
#17
Lahiru Sandaruwan Galgamuwa, Devika Iddawela, Samath D Dharmaratne, G L S Galgamuwa
BACKGROUND: Child malnutrition is a major public health concern worldwide, leading to higher morbidity and mortality. It is mostly preventable through public health and economic development. The aim of the present study was to determine socio-economic factors associated with nutritional status among children in plantation communities, Sri Lanka. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among preschool and school going children in three rural communities of Sri Lanka from January to August 2014...
May 2, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464549/pathways-of-the-association-between-maternal-employment-and-weight-status-among-women-and-children-qualitative-findings-from-guatemala
#18
Vanessa M Oddo, Pamela J Surkan, Kristen M Hurley, Caitlin Lowery, Silvia de Ponce, Jessica C Jones-Smith
The double burden of malnutrition, defined by the coexistence of undernutrition and overweight, is well documented in low- and middle-income countries. However, the mechanisms by which employment may be related to maternal and child weight status in low- and middle-income countries are not well understood. We conducted in-depth interviews among 20 mothers who participated in Project MIEL, a contemporary trial which evaluated the effects of an integrated micronutrient supplement and parenting intervention in rural Guatemala...
May 2, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459651/handgrip-strength-and-malnutrition-undernutrition-in-hospitalized-versus-nonhospitalized-children-aged-6-14-years
#19
Kayla Camille Jensen, Sarah Gunnell Bellini, Jennifer Willahan Derrick, Susan Fullmer, Dennis Eggett
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing undernutrition in hospitalized pediatric populations is crucial to provide timely nutrition interventions. Handgrip strength (HGS), a measurement of muscle function, is a reliable indicator of undernutrition. However, limited research exists on HGS in hospitalized pediatric patients. The primary aim of this study was to determine if HGS differed between hospitalized children within 48 hours of admission and nonhospitalized children. A secondary purpose was to describe the association of HGS with height, weight, body mass index (BMI), mid upper arm circumference (MUAC), activity level, disease severity, nutrition risk, and nutrition intervention...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450125/the-impact-of-household-and-community-cash-transfers-on-children-s-food-consumption-in-indonesia
#20
Dian Kusuma, Margaret McConnell, Peter Berman, Jessica Cohen
The current state of child nutrition is critical. About 5.9 million children under the age of five still died worldwide with nearly half are attributable to undernutrition. One explanation is inequality in children's food consumption. One strategy to address inequality among the poor is conditional cash transfers (CCTs). Taking advantage of the two large clustered-randomized trials in Indonesia from 2007 to 2009, this paper provides evidence on the impact of household cash transfer (PKH) and community cash transfer (Generasi) on child's food consumption...
July 2017: Preventive Medicine
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