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Type Journal Article - Archives of Public Health
Title Effects of individual, household and community characteristics on child nutritional status in the slums of urban Bangladesh
Author(s)
Volume 75
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://archpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13690-017-0176-x
Abstract
Background
Bangladesh urban population is expected to overtake rural population by 2040, and a significant part of the increase will be in slums. Wide disparities between urban slums and the rest of the country can potentially push country indicators off track unless the specific health and nutrition needs of the expanding slum communities are addressed. The study aims at describing the individual, household and community determinants of undernutrition status among children living in major urban strata, viz. City Corporation slums and non-slums, in order to understand the major drivers of childhood undernutrition in urban slum settings.

Methods
Data are derived from Bangladesh Urban Health Survey conducted in 2013. This survey is a large-scale, nationally representative of urban areas, household survey designed specifically to provide health and nutrition status of women and children in urban Bangladesh.

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