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Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) and Anaemia under the Same Roof: A Bangladesh Perspective

Version 1 : Received: 31 August 2018 / Approved: 3 September 2018 / Online: 3 September 2018 (05:45:23 CEST)

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Mamun, S.; Mascie-Taylor, C.G.N. Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) and Anaemia under the Same Roof: A Bangladesh Perspective. Med. Sci. 2019, 7, 20. Mamun, S.; Mascie-Taylor, C.G.N. Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM) and Anaemia under the Same Roof: A Bangladesh Perspective. Med. Sci. 2019, 7, 20.

Journal reference: Med. Sci. 2019, 7, 20
DOI: 10.3390/medsci7020020

Abstract

Double burden of malnutrition (DBM) and anaemia is a growing concern in developing countries. 5,763 mother-child pairs were selected from a cross-sectional study (Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey, 2011) to examine DBM and anaemia in households. Overweight mothers had stunted (24.5%), underweight (19.8%), wasted (9.3%) and anaemic (51.7%) children. Region and drinking water were positively associated with both DBM and anaemia (p < 0.001). Father’s occupation and wealth index were positively associated with DBM (p <0.001) only. More policies and awareness programmes are needed to address the coexistence of child undernutrition and maternal overweight/obesity and anaemia in the same household.

Subject Areas

double burden of malnutrition; anaemia; undernutrition; overweight; obesity

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