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Socio-economic and demographic factors influencing nutritional status among early childbearing young mothers in Bangladesh
Authors: Ashraful Islam, Nurul Islam, Premananda Bharati, Saw Aik, and Golam Hossain
Source: BMC Women's Health, 16:58; DOI: 10.1186/s12905-016-0338-y
Topic(s): Body Mass Index (BMI)
Women's health
Country: Asia
Published: AUG 2016
Abstract: Background: Early childbearing influences women's health. This study aims to examine the effects of socio-demographic factors on nutritional status of early childbearing mothers in Bangladesh based on Body Mass Index (BMI) as the indicator. Methods: Data was extracted from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS)-2011. The survey was performed on 17,842 married women aged 15-49. We focused on early childbearing mothers (age?=?24, and who had delivered their first child?=?20). Mothers who were underweight (BMI?=?18.5 kg/m(2)) would be further classified into various grades of chronic energy deficiency (CED): mild (17.0?=?BMI?