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Title: Influence of parental and socioeconomic factors on stunting in children under 5 years in Egypt
Authors: Zottarelli, L.K.
Sunil, T.S.
Rajaram, S.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We assessed the relationship between parental and socioeconomic characteristics and nutritional status of children under 5 years in Egypt. Data from the 2000 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey were used. A logistic regression technique was used to estimate the odds of being malnourished. Children whose mothers had a higher level of education and were > 150 cm had a lower risk of stunting than those of mothers with no education and shorter height [< 150 cm]. Parental consanguinity, rural residence, high birth order and short birth interval significantly increased the odds of stunting. Children aged >/= 12 months had greater odds of stunting than those < 12 months
Description: 1330-1342
Keywords: Growth Disorders
Child Nutrition Disorders
Anthropometry
Birth Intervals
Nutrition Assessment
Questionnaires
Risk Factors
Parents
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Growth Disorders
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117383
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1306/13_6_2007_1330_1342.pdf
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