Infant feeding practices and child health in Bolivia.
The effects of breast-feeding and supplementation practices on recent diarrhoea occurrence and stunted growth are modelled using logistic regression techniques.
Data from the Demographic and Health Survey of Bolivia, 1989, show that, among children aged 3-36 months at the date of interview, the benefits of breast-feeding to child health were most pronounced among children living in rural poverty.
Reduced breast-feeding among these children increased the likelihood of diarrhoea and stunted growth.
In addition, the introduction of solid foods to currently lactating infants negatively influenced child health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Allaitement, Nourrisson, Homme, Aliment pour nourrisson, Malnutrition, Etat nutritionnel, Diarrhée, Développement staturopondéral, Santé, Statut socioéconomique, Pauvreté, Bolivie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Trouble nutrition, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Breast feeding, Infant, Human, Infant food, Malnutrition, Nutritional status, Diarrhea, Somatic growth, Health, Socioeconomic status, Poverty, Bolivia, South America, America, Nutrition disorder, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0109375
Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 22/06/1998.