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Determinants of undernutrition among young children in Ethiopia
Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle, Lillian Mwanri, Pammla Petrucka, Abera Kumie, Girma Beressa, Daniel Atlaw, Yohannes Tekalegn, Demisu Zenbaba, Fikreab Desta, Zinash Teferu, Debebe Wordofa, Kenbon Seyoum, Degefa Gomora, Getahun Negash and Kingsley Emwinyore Agho
Source: Scientific Reports, Volume 12, issue 1; DOI:10.1038/s41598-022-25160-y
Topic(s): Child feeding
Child health
Country: Africa
Published: DEC 2022
Abstract: Ethiopia is one of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa with the highest burden of childhood undernutrition. Despite the high burden of this scourge, little is known about the magnitude and contributing determinants to anthropometric failure among children aged 0–23 months, a period regarded as the best window of opportunity for interventions against undernutrition. This study examined factors associated with undernutrition (stunting, wasting, and underweight) among Ethiopian children aged 0–23 months. This study used a total weighted sample of 2146 children aged 0–23 months from the 2019 Ethiopian Mini Demographic and Health Survey. The data were cleaned and weighted using STATA version 14.0. Height-for-age (HFA), weight-for-height (WFH), and weight-for-age (WFA) z-scores?