World Health Organization infant and young child feeding indicators and their associations with child anthropometry: A synthesis of recent findings

Andrew D. Jones, Scott B. Ickes, Laura E. Smith, Mduduzi N N Mbuya, Bernard Chasekwa, Rebecca Anne Heidkamp, Purnima Menon, Amanda A. Zongrone, Rebecca J. Stoltzfus

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As the World Health Organization (WHO) infant and young child feeding (IYCF) indicators are increasingly adopted, a comparison of country-specific analyses of the indicators' associations with child growth is needed to examine the consistency of these relationships across contexts and to assess the strengths and potential limitations of the indicators. This study aims to determine cross-country patterns of associations of each of these indicators with child stunting, wasting, height-for-age z-score (HAZ) and weight-for-height z-score (WHZ). Eight studies using recent Demographic and Health Surveys data from a total of nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa (nine), Asia (three) and the Caribbean (one) were identified. The WHO indicators showed mixed associations with child anthropometric indicators across countries. Breastfeeding indicators demonstrated negative associations with HAZ, while indicators of diet diversity and overall diet quality were positively associated with HAZ in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India and Zambia (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalMaternal and Child Nutrition
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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Anthropometry
Growth Disorders
Diet
Zambia
Ethiopia
Bangladesh
Africa South of the Sahara
Breast Feeding
India
Demography
Weights and Measures
Growth

Keywords

  • Child growth
  • Diet diversity
  • Infant and young child feeding
  • Stunting
  • Wasting
  • WHO feeding indicators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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World Health Organization infant and young child feeding indicators and their associations with child anthropometry : A synthesis of recent findings. / Jones, Andrew D.; Ickes, Scott B.; Smith, Laura E.; Mbuya, Mduduzi N N; Chasekwa, Bernard; Heidkamp, Rebecca Anne; Menon, Purnima; Zongrone, Amanda A.; Stoltzfus, Rebecca J.

In: Maternal and Child Nutrition, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 1-17.

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Jones, Andrew D. ; Ickes, Scott B. ; Smith, Laura E. ; Mbuya, Mduduzi N N ; Chasekwa, Bernard ; Heidkamp, Rebecca Anne ; Menon, Purnima ; Zongrone, Amanda A. ; Stoltzfus, Rebecca J. / World Health Organization infant and young child feeding indicators and their associations with child anthropometry : A synthesis of recent findings. In: Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 1-17.
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