Influence of parental and socioeconomic factors in stunting in children under 5 years in Egypt

L. K. Zottarelli, Thankam S. Sunil, S. Rajaram

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Abstract

We assessed the relationship between parental and socioeconomic characteristics and nutritional status of children under 5 years in Egypt Data from the 2000 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey were used. A logistic regression technique was used to estimate the odds of being malnourished. Children whose mothers had a higher level of education and were > 150 cm had a lower risk of stunting than those of mothers with no education and shorter height (< 150 cm). Parental consanguinity, rural residence, high birth order and short birth interval significantly increased the odds of stunting. Children aged ≥ 12 months had greater odds of stunting than those < 12 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1342
Number of pages13
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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