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Type Journal Article - Food Science and Quality Management
Title Prevalence of Stunting and Associated Factors of Children among 6-59 Months Age in Guto Gida District, East Wollega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Author(s)
Volume 29
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 1-17
URL http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/FSQM/article/view/14162
Abstract
Nutrition is central and an important input to promote health and development. The request of human differ with
respect to age, gender and during physiological changes such as complimentary feeding and child age. Ethiopia
has a high prevalence of Acute Malnutrition, with almost half of Ethiopian children chronically malnourished. A
community based cross- sectional descriptive survey and measurements of MUAC was used to investigate
Prevalence of Stunting and Its Associated Factors among Children 6-59 Months of Age in Guto Gida District,
East Wollega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia. Multistage random sampling technique was used and 359 children aged
between 6-59 months aged were selected from 398 enrolled children to the study. The quantitative data were
analyzed using SPSS for windows version (17.0) and EPI-6. Multiple logistic regressions were run to assess
factors that were associated with the dependent variable at p< 0.05 and to control the confounders. Finally, the
study result shows 27.5 percentage of children were severe stunted, 41.78% less than 65% median for height
meaning that stunted children. The quality of water was also one of the bottlenecks of child undernourishment at
study area. Despite many efforts going on, there is a need to intersectional collaboration to address the
immediate and intermediate causes of child stunting in Guto Gida districts. Moreover, it is very demanding to
scale-up the interventions in terms of the quality and quantity food reaching the majority who need it

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