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Type Journal Article - Journal of Applied Science And Research
Title Prevalence’s of Undernourishment and It’s Associated Factors of Children among 6-59 Months Age in Guto Gida District, East Wollega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 50-72
URL http://fr.cmamforum.org/Pool/Resources/Prevalence-of-undernourishment-and-its-associated-factors-of-​children-among-6-to-59-months-age-in-Guto-Gida-District-East-Wollega-Zone-Oromia-Ethiopia.pdf
Abstract
Nutrition is central pillar of human life and its request differ with respect to age, gender and during
physiological changes such as complimentary feeding and child age. Ethiopia has a high
prevalence of Acute and Chronic Malnutrition, with almost half of Ethiopian children chronically
malnourished and one-in-ten children wasted. About 47% of children under-five are stunted, 11%
are wasted and 38% are underweight (EDHS, 2011). A community based cross- sectional
descriptive survey and measurements of MUAC was used to investigate Prevalence of
Undernourishment 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, 11.14% wasting for among 24-59months age
and wasted children 6-23months were 12.53%, 28.4% underweight, severe mal nourished 39.6%.
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 undernourishment 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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