Determinants of Acute Malnutrition Among Children Aged 6-59 Months Visiting Public Health Facilities in Gambella Town, Southwest Ethiopia: Unmatched Case-Control Study


Wie G. T. , Tsegaye D.

NUTRITION AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS, vol.12, pp.147-156, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/nds.s256000
  • Journal Name: NUTRITION AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-156
  • Keywords: acute malnutrition, children aged 6-59 months, case-control study, DISTRICT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Malnutrition is one of the main health problems facing children under five years of age in developing countries. Undernutrition imposes significant costs on the Ethiopian economy as well as impacting the well-being of the society. The aim of this study was to assess determinants of acute malnutrition among children aged 6-59 months attending public health facilities in Gambella Town, Southwest Ethiopia, 2019.