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Poverty and Nutritional Health of the Child: Some Evidence from 2005 Demographic and Health Survey of Congo
Authors: Samuel Ambapour, Jean Christophe Okandza, and Hylod Armel Moussana
Source: Health, 7(11): 1466-1476; DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.711161
Topic(s): Child health
Wealth Index
Country: Africa
  Congo Democratic Republic
Published: NOV 2015
Abstract: The objective of this study is to identify the ways in which poverty could affect the nutritional health of the child and to analyze the strength of these links. On the whole, it appears that the relationship between poverty (measured by the wealth index) and health of the child (measured by an anthropometric index) is positive and highly significant. KEYWORDS: Wealth Index, Nutritional Health of the Child, Height for Age, Z-Score