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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345603/association-between-household-food-security-and-infant-feeding-practices-in-urban-informal-settlements-in-nairobi-kenya
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T N Macharia, S Ochola, M K Mutua, E W Kimani-Murage
Studies in urban informal settlements show widespread inappropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices and high rates of food insecurity. This study assessed the association between household food security and IYCF practices in two urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. The study adopted a longitudinal design that involved a census sample of 1110 children less than 12 months of age and their mothers aged between 12 and 49 years. A questionnaire was used to collect information on: IYCF practices and household food security...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338660/social-ecological-factors-associated-with-selling-sex-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-jamaica-results-from-a-cross-sectional-tablet-based-survey
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Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Kathleen S Kenny, Kandasi Levermore, Nicolette Jones, Stefan D Baral, Ying Wang, Annecka Marshall, Peter A Newman
BACKGROUND: Globally, men who have sex with men (MSM) experience social marginalization and criminalization that increase HIV vulnerability by constraining access to HIV prevention and care. People who sell sex also experience criminalization, rights violations, and violence, which elevate HIV exposure. MSM who sell sex may experience intersectional stigma and intensified social marginalization, yet have largely been overlooked in epidemiological and social HIV research. In Jamaica, where same sex practices and sex work are criminalized, scant research has investigated sex selling among MSM, including associations with HIV vulnerability...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333059/innate-food-aversions-and-culturally-transmitted-food-taboos-in-pregnant-women-in-rural-southwest-india-separate-systems-to-protect-the-fetus
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Caitlyn D Placek, Purnima Madhivanan, Edward H Hagen
Pregnancy increases women's nutritional requirements, yet causes aversions to nutritious foods. Most societies further restrict pregnant women's diet with food taboos. Pregnancy food aversions are theorized to protect mothers and fetuses from teratogens and pathogens or increase dietary diversity in response to resource scarcity. Tests of these hypotheses have had mixed results, perhaps because many studies are in Westernized populations with reliable access to food and low exposure to pathogens. If pregnancy food aversions are adaptations, however, then they likely evolved in environments with uncertain access to food and high exposure to pathogens...
November 2017: Evolution and Human Behavior: Official Journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331095/household-food-insecurity-and-its-association-with-morbidity-report-among-school-adolescent-in-jimma-zone-ethiopia
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Dessalegn Tamiru, Tefera Belachew
Background Household food insecurity has a substantial contribution to poor health outcomes among young children and adolescents. Food insecurity also affects optimal cognitive development and physiological function of these vulnerable groups. There is a gap of documented data regarding the association of food insecurity and morbidity among school adolescents in Ethiopia. Objective The aim of this study is to assess the interrelationship of household food insecurity and morbidity report among school adolescent in Jimma zone, Ethiopia...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325097/barriers-to-health-care-services-for-migrants-living-with-hiv-in-spain
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Patricia Ndumbi, J Del Romero, F Pulido, M Velasco Arribas, F Dronda, J Ramón Blanco Ramos, P García de Olalla, I Ocaña, J Belda-Ibañez, J Del Amo, D Álvarez-Del Arco
Background: In Spain, migrants are disproportionately affected by HIV and experience high rates of late diagnosis. We investigated barriers to health care access among migrants living with HIV (MLWH) in Spain. Methods: Cross sectional electronic survey of 765 adult HIV-positive migrants recruited within 18 health care settings between July 2013 and July 2015. We collected epidemiological, demographic, behavioral and clinical data. We estimated the prevalence and risk factors of self-reported barriers to health care using multivariable logistic regression...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323864/status-report-foodreach-toronto-lowering-food-costs-for-social-agencies-and-community-groups
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Paul Coleman, John Gultig, Barbara Emanuel, Marianne Gee, Heather Orpana
Toronto has the largest absolute number of food insecure households for any metropolitan census area in Canada: of its 2.1 million households, roughly 252 000 households (or 12%) experience some level of food insecurity. Community organizations (including social agencies, school programs, and child care centres) serve millions of meals per year to the city's most vulnerable citizens, but often face challenges accessing fresh produce at affordable prices. Therefore in 2015, Toronto Public Health, in collaboration with public- and private-sector partners, launched the FoodReach program to improve the efficiency of food procurement among community organizations by consolidating their purchasing power...
January 2018: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318982/evidence-for-the-age-specific-relationship-of-food-insecurity-and-key-dietary-outcomes-among-us-children-and-adolescents
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Heather A Eicher-Miller, Yanling Zhao
Approximately 6·5 million US children live in food-insecure households, meaning that they have restrained access to the types and amounts of foods they usually eat. The nutrient demands of growth and general sub-par dietary intake of US children by age highlight the importance and difficulty of attaining recommended amounts of critical dietary components to promote health and prevent disease. Evaluation of the evidence for a relationship of food insecurity with key dietary outcomes for the specific stages of child growth at 1-5 years, 6-11 years and 12-19 years has not been previously documented...
January 10, 2018: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307216/the-relation-between-food-insecurity-and-mental-health-care-service-utilization-in-ontario
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Valerie Tarasuk, Joyce Cheng, Craig Gundersen, Claire de Oliveira, Paul Kurdyak
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between household food insecurity status over a 12-month period and adults' use of publicly funded health care services in Ontario for mental health reasons during this period. METHODS: Data for 80,942 Ontario residents, 18 to 64 years old, who participated in the Canadian Community Health Survey in 2005, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, or 2011-2012 were linked to administrative health care data to determine individuals' hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and visits to psychiatrists and primary care physicians for mental health reasons...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302541/anemia-in-pregnancy-and-its-associated-factors-among-primary-care-clients-in-sagamu-southwest-nigeria-a-facility-based-study
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Oluwafolahan Olugbenga Sholeye, Victor Jide Animasahun, Tessie O Shorunmu
Introduction: In Nigeria, anemia in pregnancy is one of the leading causes of poor pregnancy outcomes. This study, therefore, determined the prevalence of anemia and its associated factors, among pregnant primary care clients in Sagamu, Nigeria. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among 400 pregnant, primary care clients in Sagamu, selected through multi-stage sampling. Data were collected with the aid of an interviewer-administered, semi-structured questionnaire, a stadiometer, measuring tape, and a hemoglobinometer...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302131/climate-smart-agriculture-farm-household-typologies-and-food-security-an-ex-ante-assessment-from-eastern-india
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Santiago Lopez-Ridaura, Romain Frelat, Mark T van Wijk, Diego Valbuena, Timothy J Krupnik, M L Jat
One of the great challenges in agricultural development and sustainable intensification is the assurance of social equity in food security oriented interventions. Development practitioners, researchers, and policy makers alike could benefit from prior insight into what interventions or environmental shocks might differentially affect farmers' food security status, in order to move towards more informed and equitable development. We examined the food security status and livelihood activities of 269 smallholder farm households (HHs) in Bihar, India...
January 2018: Agricultural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299816/housing-and-food-insecurity-care-access-and-health-status-among-the-chronically-ill-an-analysis-of-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system
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Paniz Charkhchi, Soudabeh Fazeli Dehkordy, Ruth C Carlos
BACKGROUND: The proportion of the United States population with chronic illness continues to rise. Understanding the determinants of quality of care-particularly social determinants-is critical to the provision of care in this population. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of housing and food insecurity among persons with common chronic conditions and to assess the independent effects of chronic illness and sociodemographic characteristics on (1) housing and food insecurity, and (2) health care access hardship and health status...
January 3, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297790/burden-of-care-among-caregivers-of-persons-living-with-hiv-aids-in-rural-namibia-correlates-and-outcomes
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Eveline Ndinelao Kalomo, Minli Liao
This study examined the correlates of burden of caregivers providing care to people living with HIV/AIDS in rural northern Namibia and the consequences of caregivers' burden on their physical health and mental health. A purposive sampling method was used to recruit a total of 97 primary caregivers (N = 97) in rural Namibia. We found that hunger and HIV stigma were both positively associated with caregiver burden. Caregiver burden was positively related to depression and negatively related to quality of life...
2018: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297775/understanding-high-incidence-of-severe-obesity-and-very-low-food-security-in-food-pantry-clients-implications-for-social-work
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Michelle L Kaiser, Anne Cafer
The United States is facing two interconnected social and public health crises of severe obesity and food insecurity within the social-ecological environment. Marginalized groups experience the highest rates and the greatest impacts in terms of morbidity, mortality, and financial burdens. Consequences include experiencing multimorbidities, mental health issues, and decreased quality of life. Food pantries have served as spaces to obtain food to meet household needs, but for some, food pantries have become long-term solutions...
January 3, 2018: Social Work in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287633/familial-psychosocial-risk-classes-and-preschooler-body-mass-index-the-moderating-effect-of-caregiver-feeding-style
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Mildred A Horodynski, Holly E Brophy-Herb, Tiffany L Martoccio, Dawn Contreras, Karen Peterson, Mackenzie Shattuck, Neda Senehi, Zachary Favreau, Alison L Miller, Julie Sturza, Niko Kaciroti, Julie C Lumeng
BACKGROUND: Early child weight gain predicts adolescent and adult obesity, underscoring the need to determine early risk factors affecting weight status and how risk factors might be mitigated. Socioeconomic status, food insecurity, caregiver depressive symptomology, single parenthood, and dysfunctional parenting each have been linked to early childhood weight status. However, the associations between these risk factors and children's weight status may be moderated by caregiver feeding styles (CFS)...
December 26, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284698/food-security-and-nutrition-outcomes-of-farmer-field-schools-in-eastern-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Shannon Doocy, Sarah Cohen, Jillian Emerson, Joseph Menakuntuala, Jozimo Santos Rocha
BACKGROUND: Food and nutrition security in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo are threatened by political instability and chronic poverty. The Jenga Jamaa II project, implemented between 2011 and 2016 in South Kivu Province, aimed to improve household food security and child nutritional status using various intervention strategies, including farmer field school (FFS) programs. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the changes in agricultural production techniques, household food security, and child nutritional status associated with participation in FFS programs...
December 28, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284279/sociodemographic-factors-influencing-island-foods-consumption-in-the-pacific-islander-health-study
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N Kau'i Baumhofer, Sela V Panapasa, E Francis Cook, Christina A Roberto, David R Williams
OBJECTIVES: Pacific Islander Americans are a small, but quickly growing population that experiences alarming disparities in obesity and obesity-related chronic illnesses influenced by dietary patterns. This population also has a unique culinary heritage including traditional foods and more contemporary imports such as tinned meats and refined carbohydrates. This analysis is a novel attempt to understand the sociodemographic factors influencing island foods consumption. DESIGN: A sample of 240 Samoan and Tongan adults in California from the Pacific Islander Health Study was used...
December 28, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284032/prevalence-of-anemia-and-associated-factors-among-school-children-in-gondar-town-public-primary-schools-northwest-ethiopia-a-school-based-cross-sectional-study
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Zegeye Getaneh, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Getabalew Engidaye, Masresha Seyoum, Muruts Berhane, Zegeye Abebe, Fikir Asrie, Mulugeta Melku
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a global public health problem affecting 305 million school children (SC) worldwide. It has deleterious effects in SC, including lower school achievement due to impaired cognitive development and physical growth, fatigue and poor attention span, and increased morbidity because of reduced resistance to infection. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of anemia among SC attending public primary schools in Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277462/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-prevent-infant-overweight-in-a-high-risk-population
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Elizabeth Reifsnider, David P McCormick, Karen W Cullen, Michael Todd, Michael W Moramarco, Martina R Gallagher, Lucia Reyna
INTRODUCTION: Infants are at risk of overweight. Infant overweight predisposes child, adolescent, and adult to obesity. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that parent education, initiated prenatally, and provided in the home, would reduce the incidence of infant overweight at age 12 months. METHODS: Pregnant obese Latina women were recruited at WIC and randomized to intervention versus control. Intervention subjects received home visits by trained Spanish-fluent community health workers who provided counseling on infant growth, breastfeeding, nutrition, child development, sleep, physical activity, and safety...
December 22, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277161/household-access-to-traditional-and-indigenous-foods-positively-associated-with-food-security-and-dietary-diversity-in-botswana
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Salome Nduku Kasimba, Boitumelo Stokie Motswagole, Namukolo Margaret Covic, Nicole Claasen
OBJECTIVE: To determine access to traditional and indigenous foods (TIF) and the association with household food security, dietary diversity and women's BMI in low socio-economic households. DESIGN: Sequential explanatory mixed-methods design, including a random household cross-sectional survey on household food insecurity access (HFIA), household dietary diversity (HDD) and women's BMI, followed by focus group discussions. SETTING: Two rural and two urban areas of Botswana...
December 26, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275342/prevalence-and-possible-factors-associated-with-anaemia-and-vitamin-b-12-and-folate-deficiencies-in-women-of-reproductive-age-in-pakistan-analysis-of-national-level-secondary-survey-data
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Sajid Soofi, Gul Nawaz Khan, Kamran Sadiq, Shabina Ariff, Atif Habib, Sumra Kureishy, Imtiaz Hussain, Muhammad Umer, Zamir Suhag, Arjumand Rizvi, Zulfiqar Bhutta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and possible factors associated with anaemia, and vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies in women of reproductive age (WRA) in Pakistan. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted on data collected through the large-scale National Nutrition Survey in Pakistan in 2011. Anaemia was defined as haemoglobin levels <12 g/dL, vitamin B12 deficiency as serum vitamin B12 levels of <203 pg/mL (150 pmol/L) and folate deficiency as serum folate levels <4 ng/mL (10 nmol/L)...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
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