Breast-feeding, water and sanitation, and childhood malnutrition in the Philippines.

  title={Breast-feeding, water and sanitation, and childhood malnutrition in the Philippines.},
  author={Robert J. Magnani and Nancy B Mock and W E Bertrand and Daniel C. Clay},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  volume={25 2},
This study examines effects and interactions of socioeconomic status, access to water supply and sanitation, and breast-feeding practices in relation to child growth in two provincial cities in the Philippines. Multivariate analysis identified food expenditure per head, education of the household head and gender of the child as significant predictors of nutritional status. The duration of partial and full breast-feeding was negatively (though non-significantly) associated with growth… CONTINUE READING

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