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Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) and Anaemia under the Same Roof: A Bangladesh Perspective

Authors
  • -Taylor, Mascie
Publication Date
Jan 28, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

child pairs were examined. In households where the mother was overweight, 24.5% of children were stunted, 19.8% underweight, 9.3% wasted, and 51.7% anaemic. Significant regional differences were found in DBM and anaemia as well as drinking water source, while DBM alone was more common in more well-off households (based on wealth index) and where the father was employed in skilled or service occupations. More policy and awareness programmes are needed to address the coexistence of child undernutrition and maternal overweight/obesity and anaemia in the same household.

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