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Stunting Among Children in Yemen: Prevalence and Associated Factors

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  • Laetícia Rodrigues de Souza

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"Malnutrition is part of a vicious cycle involving associated underlying factors; meaning that undernourishment is related not only to biological but also social aspects (WHO, 1995). Some factors?known as proximal factors?are directly associated with malnutrition, such as inadequate dietary intake and incidences of disease, while others are more distant but no less important. These are socio-economic in nature and are associated with childrens nutritional conditions in a number of ways. For instance, poverty can be related to low levels of parental education, poor availability and quality of food, and lack of access to water/sanitation and adequate health care, all of which raise the risks of disease and contribute to poorer nutrient intake levels."(...)

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  • Laetícia Rodrigues de Souza, 2015. "Stunting Among Children in Yemen: Prevalence and Associated Factors," Working Papers 133, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
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    1. Ecker, Olivier & Breisinger, Clemens & McCool, Christen & Diao, Xinshen & Funes, Jose & You, Liangzhi & Yu, Bingxin, 2010. "Assessing food security in Yemen," IFPRI discussion papers 982, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    Stunting; Children; Yemen; Prevalence; Associated Factors;

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