CGPH FACULTY: Lia Fernald
DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2015
REGION: Africa, Asia
REFERENCE: Humphries DL, Dearden KA, Crookston BT, Fernald LC, Stein AD, Woldehanna T, Penny ME, Behrman JR; Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project team. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations between Household Food Security and Child Anthropometry at Ages 5 and 8 Years in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. J Nutr. 2015 Jun 17. pii: jn210229.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Poor childhood nutritional status has lifetime effects and food insecurity is associated with dietary practices that can impair nutritional status. In 4 countries, food insecurity at 5 y of age was associated with both HAZ and BMI-Z at age 8 y, although the association was attenuated after adjusting for other household factors and anthropometry at age 5 y, and remained significant only for the HAZ in Vietnam.
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