Caregiver Feeding Practices And Socio-Economic Factors That Influence The Nutritional Status Of Children Under-Five Years In Mlolongo, Kenya.

ABSTRACT

The co-existence of under nutrition and over nutrition in the same country (double burden) is a global public health challenge that is becoming a problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, little information is available on this trend in Kenya and more so in the urban poor. The purpose of the study was to assess the nutritional status of children under-five years of age living in Mlolongo informal settlement and the caregiver feeding practices and Socio-economic factors that influence this nutritional status. A sample of 165 households with caregiver-child pairs were selected for the study. Data was collected using semi-structured interviews, observation check list, Focus group discussions and anthropometric measurements. Data analysis was carried out using WHO anthro version 2 and SPSS version 19. Research findings revealed 33.5% of the children were stunted, 11.4% were wasted and 13.3% were underweight. Severe stunting was found in 16.8% of the children, 3.2% were severely wasted and 2.4% were severely underweight. Overweight was found in 11.4% of the children and the obese were 5.1%. Boys were more undernourished than girls, and girls were more over nourished than boys. Children aged 12-23 months had the highest prevalence of stunting (60%) and wasting (17.9%) and children aged 0-5 months had the highest prevalence of underweight (24.4%) and overweight (23.1%). The demographic factors found to be significant predictors (P

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APA

NDAMBUKI, S (2021). Caregiver Feeding Practices And Socio-Economic Factors That Influence The Nutritional Status Of Children Under-Five Years In Mlolongo, Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/caregiver-feeding-practices-and-socio-economic-factors-that-influence-the-nutritional-status-of-children-under-five-years-in-mlolongo-kenya

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NDAMBUKI, SETH "Caregiver Feeding Practices And Socio-Economic Factors That Influence The Nutritional Status Of Children Under-Five Years In Mlolongo, Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/caregiver-feeding-practices-and-socio-economic-factors-that-influence-the-nutritional-status-of-children-under-five-years-in-mlolongo-kenya. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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NDAMBUKI, SETH . "Caregiver Feeding Practices And Socio-Economic Factors That Influence The Nutritional Status Of Children Under-Five Years In Mlolongo, Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 01 Jun. 2021. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/caregiver-feeding-practices-and-socio-economic-factors-that-influence-the-nutritional-status-of-children-under-five-years-in-mlolongo-kenya >.

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NDAMBUKI, SETH . "Caregiver Feeding Practices And Socio-Economic Factors That Influence The Nutritional Status Of Children Under-Five Years In Mlolongo, Kenya." Afribary (2021). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/caregiver-feeding-practices-and-socio-economic-factors-that-influence-the-nutritional-status-of-children-under-five-years-in-mlolongo-kenya