Factors Associated with Delayed Complementary Feeding in India
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Appropriate timing of complementary feeding is demonstrably beneficial and important for children’s physical and mental health. In developing countries, delayed complementary feeding is one of the risk factors for underweight and malnutrition among children under five years old. The purpose of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to determine the factors that predict delayed introduction of complementary feeding after 7 months of age in India. Data from the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) II was used for this study. Logistic regression and multivariate logistic regression were used to investigate the associations between delayed complementary feeding and mother’s year of education, annual household income, age, residence, work status, religion, breastfeed duration, size of the baby, number of child, place of birth of the child, and mother-in-law’s residence status. The results show that among the sample of 11,218 women, approximately 61% delayed complementary feeding. In the adjusted multivariate logistic regression, women’s annual household income, age, year of education, breastfeeding duration, residence, and work status were found significantly association with delayed complementary feeding. The findings from this study can be implemented in planning and conducting educational intervention programs to promote appropriate timing of complementary feeding
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Laditka, SarahKulkarni, Shanti
Thesis (M.S.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017.
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