Maternal depression and malnutrition in children in southwest Uganda: a case control study

@inproceedings{Ashaba2015MaternalDA,
  title={Maternal depression and malnutrition in children in southwest Uganda: a case control study},
  author={Scholastic Ashaba and Godfrey Zari Rukundo and Florence Beinempaka and Moses Ntaro and John C Leblanc},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Malnutrition remains one of the most significant child health problems in developing countries with an estimated 53% of child deaths per year attributed to being underweight. The 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) showed that 38 % of the children were stunted and 16% were underweight. While dietary and environmental factors are known major contributors to children's nutritional status, maternal depression may also contribute since it disrupts the mothers' ability to… CONTINUE READING
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