Francis Delpeuch

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The measurement of child feeding practices is complex and the relation between the quality of feeding and children's nutritional status is difficult to establish. We examined this relation in rural Burkina Faso, West Africa, using an adapted version of the Infant and Child Feeding Index (ICFI). A cross-sectional study was conducted on a random sample of(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop scores for food variety and diversity to assess the overall dietary quality in an African rural area; and to study their relationship with the nutritional status of women of childbearing age. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Sahelian rural area in the North-East Burkina Faso (West Africa). SUBJECTS A total of 691 mothers with(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies investigating the association between an infant and child feeding index (ICFI) and length-for-age were based on a cross-sectional design and on the assumption that data collected with brief recalls could provide information about more enduring processes. OBJECTIVES The objectives were to test the stability of the individual(More)
The number of urban poor is increasing quickly in West Africa, yet food security early warning systems still do not include urban areas. One reason is the lack of appropriate and internationally agreed-upon indicators to measure urban household food insecurity. Our objective was to assess the performance of the household food insecurity access scale (HFIAS)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the nutritional status of Tunisian adolescents and associated factors. DESIGN A cross-sectional study based on a national stratified random cluster sample. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In all, 1,295 boys and 1,577 girls aged 15-19 years, of whom 28.4 % had already left school. Socio-economic characteristics of the parents, anthropometric(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the cultural ideals for body size held by urban Senegalese women; to determine the body size that women associate with health; and to estimate the change in prevalence of female obesity in an urban neighbourhood of Dakar. DESIGN Cross-sectional, population-based study in the subject's home, using a structured interviewer-administered(More)
In developing countries, dietary diversity is usually assessed during a single yearly period and the effects of seasonal variations remain unknown. We studied these variations in women living in a Sahelian rural area (Burkina Faso). A representative sample of 550 women was surveyed at the beginning and at the end of the seasonal cereal shortage in April and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components and to evaluate the relationship between this diagnosis and cardiovascular risk factors, demographic and socio-economic variables. DESIGN A cross-sectional study using a questionnaire including information on sociodemographic and CVD risk factors. Blood pressure,(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the effectiveness of the commercial introduction of red palm oil (RPO) as a source of vitamin A (VA) for mothers and children in a non-consuming area, as a dietary diversification strategy. DESIGN A pre-post intervention design (no control area) was used to assess changes in VA intake and status over a 24-month pilot project. (More)
This study was conducted in the context of a multicountry validation of indicators of diet quality and had the following objectives: 1) to determine how well dietary diversity scores (DDS) predict diet quality of children aged 6-23 mo in urban Madagascar; and 2) to assess whether the prediction was improved by changing the food groups included and by(More)