|Title:||Influence of parental and socioeconomic factors on stunting in children under 5 years in Egypt|
|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|
Child Nutrition Disorders
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