Author:Laetícia Rodrigues de Souza
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
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Abstract: "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 children’s 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."(...)

keywords: Stunting, Children, Yemen, Prevalence, Associated Factors
Date Publication: 06/12/2015 - 15:15
Type/Issue: Working Paper / 133
ISSN: 1812-108x
Language: English