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Dual Burden of Malnutrition in mother-child pairs of the same household: Effect of Nutrition Transition

Garg, Meenakshi and Jindal, shradha (2012) Dual Burden of Malnutrition in mother-child pairs of the same household: Effect of Nutrition Transition. In: Proceedings of the IAPEN Annual Meet and International Conference. The CreateSpaceSelf Publishers, , Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh , pp. 80-98. ISBN 9781481092524

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Abstract

This paper explores the dual form of malnutrition existing in a household i.e.occurrence of both under-nutrition and over-nutrition together and determining theadequacy of food consumption in mother-child pairs.30 mother-child pairs were included in the study. Nutritional status was assessed by WHO criterion. 50% ofmothers were aged between 25-30 years, 36.7% had graduated. The prevalence ofoverweight mothers-underweight child pair was found to be 23%. Significant difference was reported between the intake adequacy of cereals, vegetables, fatsand oils carbohydrate, invisible fat, visible fat, total fat and fiber, among the motherchild pairs. Also MAR (Mean Adequacy Ratio) of nutrients revealed mothers withbetter nutritional adequacy than children, significant association was also obtained(p=0.01). Therefore, mothers had a better nutritional status when compared with children. Dual form of malnutrition exists within a household and the food intakeadequacy of the child is influenced by mother’s food intake.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: malnutrition, dual-burden, mother-child pair, nutrient adequacy, nutrition transition
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 04:38
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 04:38
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78786

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