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Determinants of stunting reduction in Ethiopia 2000 – 2011
Authors: Bradley A. Woodruff, James P. Wirth, Adam Bailes, Joan Matji, Arnold Timmer, and Fabian Rohner
Source: Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(2); DOI: 10.1111/mcn.12307
Topic(s): Nutrition
Country: Africa
Published: MAY 2016
Abstract: The prevalence of stunting in Ethiopia declined from 57% in 2000 to 44% in 2011, yet the factors producing this change are not fully understood. Data on 23,999 children 0–59 months of age from three Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 2000, 2005, and 2011 were analyzed to assess the trends in stunting prevalence, mean height-for-age z-scores (HAZ) and the associations between potential factors and HAZ. Associations were determined separately using three separate generalized linear models for children age less than 6?months, 6–23 months, and 24–59 months of age. Significant variables were then analyzed to determine if they showed an overall trend between the 2000 and 2011 surveys. In children?