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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 558-562
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2006.558.562
Factors Causing Malnutrition among under Five Children in Bangladesh
Md. Israt Rayhan and M. Sekander Hayat Khan

Abstract:
The nutritional status of under five children is a sensitive indicator of a country`s health status as well as economic condition. This study investigated differential impact of some demographic, socio-economic, environmental and health related factors on nutritional status among under five children in Bangladesh. The study used Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 1999-2000 (BDHS 1999-2000) data. Bivariate analysis and multivariate analysis (Cox`s linear logistic regression model) were used to identify the determinants of under-five malnutrition. The analyses revealed that 45 percent of the children under age five were suffering from chronic malnutrition, 10.5 percent were acutely malnourished and 48 percent had under-weight problem. The main contributing factors for under five malnutrition were found to be previous birth interval, size at birth, mother`s body mass index at birth and parent`s education.
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How to cite this article:

Md. Israt Rayhan and M. Sekander Hayat Khan , 2006. Factors Causing Malnutrition among under Five Children in Bangladesh . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 5: 558-562.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2006.558.562

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2006.558.562

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11 May, 2014
anyalebechi destiny:
i appreciate your abstract and would like to view the full work
 
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