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Maternal characteristics and nutritional status among 6–59?months of children in Ethiopia: further analysis of demographic and health survey
Authors: Zufan Bitew Dessie, Melkitu Fentie, Zegeye Abebe, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, and Kindie Fentahun Muchie
Source: BMC Pediatrics, 19(1): 1-10; DOI: 10.1186/s12887-019-1459-x
Topic(s): Child health
Children under five
Maternal health
Nutrition
Country: Africa
  Ethiopia
Published: MAR 2019
Abstract: Background Nutritional status of children influences their health status, which is a key determinant of human development. In Ethiopia, 28% of child mortality is caused by under nutrition. There is also some controversial evidence about the association between maternal characteristics and nutritional status of under five children. This study was aimed to assess the association between maternal characteristics and nutritional status among 6–59?months of children in Ethiopia. Methods This was furtheranalysis ofthe 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveyusing7452 children.. Generalized estimating equations was used to quantify the association of maternal factors with stunting and wasting. Both crude Odds ratio and adjusted odds ratio with the corresponding 95% confidence intervals were reported to show the strength of association. In multivariable analysis, variables with a p-value of
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