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Type Journal Article - BMJ Global Health
Title Conflict in Somalia: impact on child undernutrition
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Abstract
Introduction In Somalia, protracted conflict and
drought have caused population displacement and
livelihood destruction. There is also widespread childhood
undernutrition. We aimed to determine the independent
effects of conflict on wasting and stunting among children
aged 6–59 months nationwide in Somalia.
Methods Data were from household surveys during
2007–2010, including 73 778 children in 1066 clusters, the
Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project database
and remote sensing. We used Bayesian hierarchical
spatial-temporal regression to examine the effects
of conflict on wasting and stunting. Models included
individual, household and environmental covariates and
recent (<3 months) or longer term (3–12 months) conflict
events.

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