Child factors associated with complementary feeding practices in Uganda

Show simple item record Mokori, Alex Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina) Hendriks, Sheryl L. 2017-05-17T05:08:56Z 2017-05-17T05:08:56Z 2016
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES : The objective of the study was to identify child factors that influenced complementary feeding practices in 2006 and 2011 in Uganda. DESIGN : Trend analysis of Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys (UDHS) from 2006 and 2011. SUBJECTS AND SETTING : Children aged 6 to 23 months, Uganda. RESULTS : Between 2006 and 2011, the percentage of children in Uganda consuming an adequate complementary diet increased by 3.1%. Duration of breastfeeding increased in this time from 11 months to 12 months, with the percentage of mothers who were still breastfeeding their children at two years decreasing from 55.2% to 46.5%. Factors such as child’s age, deworming for intestinal parasites and receiving DPT3 and measles vaccines, increased the likelihood of caregivers providing children with a minimum acceptable diet. Children aged 6 to 8 months and 12 to 17 months tended to receive adequate complementary in both 2006 and 2011. Although bottle-feeding was highest among the children aged 6 to 11 months, amongst those reported with a fever, acute respiratory infection (ARI) or diarrhoea, it had no statistically significant effect in either 2006 or 2011. CONCLUSION : Caregivers who take their children for deworming and DPT3 and measles vaccinations are more likely to feed them adequate diets, especially those aged 6 to 17 months. This is probably due to the mothers’ interaction with healthcare practitioners who teach and support complementary feeding. Telling caregivers about complementary feeding practices during immunisation and deworming consultations is likely to encourage beneficial complementary feeding practices in Uganda. en_ZA
dc.description.department Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development en_ZA
dc.description.department Animal and Wildlife Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mokori, A, Schonfeldt, H & Hendriks, SL 2016, 'Child factors associated with complementary feeding practices in Uganda', South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 7-14. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1607-0658 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2221-1268 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/16070658.2016.1225887
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd, Taylor & Francis, and Informa business en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 The Author(s). Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License [CC BY-NC 3.0]. en_ZA
dc.subject Child age en_ZA
dc.subject Complementary feeding en_ZA
dc.subject Deworming en_ZA
dc.subject Immunisation en_ZA
dc.subject Uganda demographic and health survey (UDHS) en_ZA
dc.title Child factors associated with complementary feeding practices in Uganda en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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