Effects of socio-economic and behavioural factors on childhood malnutrition in Yemen.

Maternal & Child Nutrition
T S Sunil


This study examined the effects of socio-economic and behavioural factors on childhood malnutrition in Yemen. The three anthropometric indicators such as height-for-age, weight-for-height and weight-for-age are used to examine the nutritional status of children aged less 5 years in Yemen. The independent variables include background characteristics, behavioural risk factors and illness characteristics. Data for the study come the most recent Yemen Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative sample, conducted in Yemen in 1997. Logistic regression analysis is used to estimate the odds of being malnourished. The three anthropometric indicators show high to very high levels of child malnutrition in Yemen. The prevalence of stunting and underweight is so widespread that almost every other child under the age of 5 is either stunted or underweight. Social, economic and behavioural factors show very significant association with childhood malnutrition. The study results indicate the importance of social and behavioural factors in describing childhood malnutrition in Yemen. The study results will help develop nutritional and health promotion policies in order to improve childhood malnutrition in this country.


Nov 1, 1987·The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition·M J DibleyF L Trowbridge
Dec 1, 1980·Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry·J G KennedyL Fairbanks
Aug 1, 1993·American Journal of Public Health·D L PelletierJ P Habicht
Feb 1, 1997·The Journal of Nutrition·L S Adair, D K Guilkey
Sep 25, 1998·Journal of Biosocial Science·R Forste
May 4, 1999·International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases·P Trouiller, P L Olliaro
Aug 29, 2003·Journal of Health & Social Policy·Ashraf Ragab El-Ghannam
Jun 19, 2004·Population Studies·Øystein Kravdal
Jan 9, 2007·Lancet·Sally Grantham-McGregorUNKNOWN International Child Development Steering Group
Jul 14, 2007·Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America·Christa L Fischer Walker, Robert E Black
Mar 18, 2008·Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Santé De La Méditerranée Orientale = Al-Majallah Al-ṣiḥḥīyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassiṭ·L K ZottarelliS Rajaram
Apr 29, 2008·Bulletin of the World Health Organization·Ellen Van de PoelJeanette Vega

❮ Previous
Next ❯


Dec 2, 2010·Annals of Tropical Paediatrics·A-W M Al-SaqladiB J Brabin
Jan 16, 2013·Maternal & Child Nutrition·Thankam S Sunil, Marguerite Sagna

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.


Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.


Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.

Related Papers

Journal of Biosocial Science
S RajaramL K Zottarelli
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Santé De La Méditerranée Orientale = Al-Majallah Al-ṣiḥḥīyah Li-sharq Al-mutawassiṭ
L K ZottarelliS Rajaram
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
K PhimmasoneP Pholsena
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved