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Contribution of socio-economic and demographic factors to the trend of adequate dietary diversity intake among children (6–23 months): evidence from a cross-sectional survey in India
Authors: Divya Bhati, Abhipsa Tripathy, Prem Shankar Mishra & Shobhit Srivastava
Source: BMC Nutrition, Volume 8; DOI:
Topic(s): Child feeding
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2022
Abstract: Background: The present study aims to estimate the factors contributing to the change adequate diversified dietary intake (ADDI) from 2005–06 to 2015–16 among children aged 6–23 months in India. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a large representative survey data. Data from the National Family Health Survey 2005–06 and 2015–16 was used. The effective sample size for the present study was 14,422 and 74,132 children aged 6–23 months in 2005–06 and 2015–16, respectively. The outcome variable was minimum adequate dietary diversity intake. Binary logistic regression was used to evaluate the factors associated with ADDI. Additionally, the Fairlie method of decomposition was used, which allows quantifying the total contribution of factors explaining the decadal change in the probability of ADDI among children aged 6–23 months in India. Results: There was a significant increase in ADDI from 2005–06 to 2015–16 (6.2%; p?