Socio-economic risk factors for early childhood underweight in Bangladesh

Chowdhury, Tuhinur Rahman and Chakrabarty, Sayan and Rakib, Muntaha and Saltmarsh, Sue and Davis, Kendrick A. (2018) Socio-economic risk factors for early childhood underweight in Bangladesh. Globalization and Health, 14 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1744-8603

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Underweight is a major cause of global disease burden. It is associated with child mortality and morbidity, and its adverse impact on human performance and child survival is well recognized. Underweight is a major public health problem in Bangladesh, which is amongst the highest underweight prevalent countries in the world. The objectives of our study were to determine the national and regional prevalence rates of underweight and severe underweight in Bangladesh, and to investigate the association of socioeconomic and demographic factors with child underweight and severely underweight among children under the age of five living in Bangladesh.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © The Author(s). 2018 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 03:48
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2018 04:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: determinants, underweight, Bangladesh, child, early childhood
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920411 Nutrition
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Economic Outcomes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1186/s12992-018-0372-7

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