Dual burden of malnutrition in mother-child pairs of the samehousehold: Effect of nutrition transition

Garg , Meenakshi and Jindal , Shradha (2013) Dual burden of malnutrition in mother-child pairs of the samehousehold: Effect of nutrition transition. Journal of Nutrition Research, 1 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2348 –1064

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The main aim of this paper was to assess the dual form of malnutrition existing in thesame household i.e. occurrence of both under-nutrition and over-nutritiontogether and determining the adequacy of food consumption in mother-child pairs. Thirty (30) mother-child pairs wereincluded in the study. Nutritional status was assessed by WHOcriterion. 50% of mothers were aged between 25-30 years, 36.7%had graduated. The prevalence of overweight mothers-underweightchild pair was found to be 23%. Significant difference was reportedbetween the intake adequacy of cereals, vegetables, fats and oils,carbohydrate, invisible fat, visible fat, total fat and fiber, among themother-child pairs. Also MAR (Mean Adequacy Ratio) of nutrientsrevealed that mothers hadsignificantly better nutritional adequacythan children(p=0.01). Therefore, mothers had a better nutritionalstatus when compared with children. Dual form of malnutritionexists within the same household and the food intake adequacy ofthe child is influenced by mother’s food intake.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dual-burden, mother-child pair, nutrientadequacy, nutrition transition malnutrition,
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 05:25
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2014 09:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138340

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