Nutrition, maternal responsiveness and mental development of Ethiopian children.

  title={Nutrition, maternal responsiveness and mental development of Ethiopian children.},
  author={Frances E. Aboud and Tadesse Alemu},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={41 5},
Forty children between the ages of 16 and 42 months and their mothers, living in an Ethiopian rural village, participated in the study. The objective was to determine the mental development of the children using the Bayley Scale of Mental Development, and to examine its relation to nutritional status and mother-child interaction. Forty-eight percent of the children were mildly or moderately malnourished; 7.5% severely so. The child's weight for age was significantly related to the child's… CONTINUE READING

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