Relationship of household food insecurity to anaemia in children aged 6-59 months among families in rural Indonesia.
Campbell, A.A.; Akhter, N.; Sun, K.; De Pee, S.; Kraemer, K.; Moench-Pfanner, R.; Rah, J.H.; Badham, J.; Bloem, M.W.; Semba, R.D.
Dr Nasima Akhter email@example.com
S. De Pee
Background: Anaemia is a significant global public health problem in developing countries with adverse health effects on young children. Household food insecurity, which reflects a household’s access, availability and utilisation of food, has not been well characterised in relation to anaemia in children. Objective: To examine the relationship of household food insecurity with anaemia (Hb <11 g/dl) in children. Methods: In a cross-sectional study of 4940 rural households participating in the Indonesian Nutrition Surveillance System, household food insecurity was measured using a modified 9-item food security questionnaire and related to anaemia in children aged 6–59 months. Results: The proportion of households with an anaemic child was 56·6%. In households with and without anaemic children, the mean (SD) food insecurity score was 1·82 (1·72) vs 1·55 (1·54) (p<0·0001), respectively. In a multivariate logistic regression model, food insecurity score was related to anaemia in children (odds ratio 0·77, 95% confidence interval 0·63–0·95, p = 0·01) when the highest quintile of food insecurity score was compared with the lowest quintile, adjusting for potential confounders. Conclusion: A higher household food insecurity score is associated with greater prevalence of anaemia in children in rural families in Indonesia.
Campbell, A., Akhter, N., Sun, K., De Pee, S., Kraemer, K., Moench-Pfanner, R., …Semba, R. (2011). Relationship of household food insecurity to anaemia in children aged 6-59 months among families in rural Indonesia. Annals of tropical paediatrics, 31(4), 321-330. https://doi.org/10.1179/1465328111y.0000000038
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jul 1, 2011|
|Deposit Date||Dec 2, 2013|
|Journal||Annals of Tropical Paediatrics|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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