A tale of two continents: a multilevel comparison of the determinants of child nutritional status from selected African and Indian regions.

@article{Griffiths2004ATO,
  title={A tale of two continents: a multilevel comparison of the determinants of child nutritional status from selected African and Indian regions.},
  author={Paula Griffiths and Nyovani Janet Madise and Alison J Whitworth and Z. L. Matthews},
  journal={Health & place},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={183-99}
}
This paper compares individual and household predictors of underweight among young children in sub-Saharan Africa and India, while also assessing the impact of clustering of weight for age z-scores at the household, community and regional levels. Multilevel statistical models are employed to compare the strength of the correlates of underweight (using weight-for-age z-scores) in six sub-Saharan African countries and four Indian states. The multilevel approach controls for correlation among… CONTINUE READING

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