Childhood malnutrition in households with contemporary siblings: A scenario from urban Bangladesh

Das, J., Das, S.K., Hasan, T., Ahmed, S., Ferdous, F., Begum, R., Chisti, M.J., Malek, M.A., Mamun, A.A. and Faruque, A.S.G. (2015) Childhood malnutrition in households with contemporary siblings: A scenario from urban Bangladesh. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69 10: 1178-1179. doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.75


Author Das, J.
Das, S.K.
Hasan, T.
Ahmed, S.
Ferdous, F.
Begum, R.
Chisti, M.J.
Malek, M.A.
Mamun, A.A.
Faruque, A.S.G.
Title Childhood malnutrition in households with contemporary siblings: A scenario from urban Bangladesh
Journal name European Journal of Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-5640
0954-3007
Publication date 2015-10-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ejcn.2015.75
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 69
Issue 10
Start page 1178
End page 1179
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study aimed to determine the effect of the presence of under-5 siblings (greater than or equal to1) in a household on childhood malnutrition in urban Bangladesh. During 2000 and 2013, a total of 16 948 under-5 children were enrolled in the Diarrhoeal Disease Surveillance of icddr,b. Under-5 siblings were categorised as greater than or equal to1 and none except the child himself. In univariate analysis, the presence of siblings was associated with 1.13 (risk ratios=1.13; 95% CI:1.06–1.20) times higher risk of being stunted, 1.17 (1.09–1.25) times for wasted and 1.19 (1.13–1.26) times underweight compared with their peers who did not have siblings. In multivariate analysis, such associations remained significant for stunting (1.08; 1.01–1.15), wasting (1.12; 1.04–1.21) and underweight (1.13, 1.06–1.19) after controlling for possible confounders such as age of child, sex, parental education, maternal employment, family size, wealth quintile and time (year). The presence of under-5 siblings increases the risk of malnutrition in children in urban Bangladesh.
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