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Does living in an urban environment confer advantages for childhood nutritional status? Analysis of disparities in nutritional status by wealth and residence in Angola, Central African Republic and Senegal.

Authors
  • Kennedy, Gina
  • Nantel, Guy
  • Brouwer, Inge D
  • Kok, Frans J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Public health nutrition
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
9
Issue
2
Pages
187–193
Identifiers
PMID: 16571172
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper demonstrates that simple urban/rural comparisons mask wide disparities in subgroups according to wealth. There is a strong relationship between poverty and chronic undernutrition in both urban and rural areas; this relationship does not change simply by living in an urban environment. However, urban and rural living conditions and lifestyles differ, and it is important to consider these differences when designing programmes and policies to address undernutrition.

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