Household food insecurity is associated with higher child undernutrition in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, but the effect is not mediated by child dietary diversity.

@article{Ali2013HouseholdFI,
  title={Household food insecurity is associated with higher child undernutrition in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, but the effect is not mediated by child dietary diversity.},
  author={Disha Ali and Kuntal Kumar Saha and Phuong Hong Nguyen and Michael T. Diressie and Marie T Ruel and Purnima Menon and Rahul Rawat},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={143 12},
  pages={2015-21}
}
Household food insecurity (HFI) is a recognized underlying determinant of child undernutrition, but evidence of associations between HFI and child undernutrition is mixed. The purpose of this study was to investigate if HFI is associated with undernutrition in children aged 6-59.9 mo in Bangladesh (n = 2356), Ethiopia (n = 3422), and Vietnam (n = 3075) and if child dietary diversity (DD) mediated this effect. We used baseline survey data from the Alive & Thrive project. Logistic regression… CONTINUE READING

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