Risk factors for malnutrition in south Indian children.

@article{Jeyaseelan1997RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for malnutrition in south Indian children.},
  author={Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan and Mekala Lakshman},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={93-100}
}
Protein energy malnutrition is a major health problem in India and it affects the growth and development of young children. This study investigated the impact of hygiene, housing and sociodemographic variables on acute malnutrition in children aged 5-7, living in urban and rural areas. Ordinal logistic regression analysis showed that the overall prevalence of severe malnutrition was 8.2%. Older age, male sex, mother's poor education, lower family income, higher birth order of the child, use of… CONTINUE READING
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