Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi

Simmons SS, Hagan Jr. JE, Schack T (2022)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(10): 6171.

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Information on the concentration of body mass index and child death among females in Malawi, where the epidemics of weight gain have been disconcerting and preventable deaths among children linger, is limited. Therefore, the study examined the polarity of body mass index and the death of children among females. Using data from the Malawian Demographic and Health Survey from 2000 to 2015–2016, the study applied for the first time the index of concentration at the extremes and indirect demographic techniques to estimate the polarity of body mass index and child mortality among 65,499 females aged 15 to 49 years. The preponderance of obesity more than doubled from 2000 to 2015–2016 and was highest among females who were older (35–49 years), urban dwellers, rich, and located in districts within the central and southern regions. In addition, child survival was low among underweight, overweight, and obese females. While national-, regional-, and individual-level statistics are in development, these findings provide helpful information for health experts and other stakeholders to initiate appropriate age-region specific programs and interventions in Malawi, including targeting females in the high socio-economic bracket.
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child mortality; females; Malawi; obesity; overweight; underweight
Erscheinungsjahr
2022
Zeitschriftentitel
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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19
Ausgabe
10
Art.-Nr.
6171
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1660-4601
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Simmons SS, Hagan Jr. JE, Schack T. Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022;19(10): 6171.
Simmons, S. S., Hagan Jr., J. E., & Schack, T. (2022). Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 6171. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19106171
Simmons, S. S., Hagan Jr., J. E., and Schack, T. (2022). Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19:6171.
Simmons, S.S., Hagan Jr., J.E., & Schack, T., 2022. Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10): 6171.
S.S. Simmons, J.E. Hagan Jr., and T. Schack, “Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, 2022, : 6171.
Simmons, S.S., Hagan Jr., J.E., Schack, T.: Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19, : 6171 (2022).
Simmons, Sally Sonia, Hagan Jr., John Elvis, and Schack, Thomas. “Then and Now: Investigating Anthropometrics and Child Mortality among Females in Malawi”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19.10 (2022): 6171.
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