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Journal of Food Security. 2013, 1(2), 27-29
DOI: 10.12691/jfs-1-2-3
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Food Security as Determinant of Anemia at Household Level in Nepal

Romiha Nisar1, , Sofia Anwar1 and Sonia Nisar2

1Department of Economics, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

2Department of Chemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

Pub. Date: October 14, 2013

Cite this paper:
Romiha Nisar, Sofia Anwar and Sonia Nisar. Food Security as Determinant of Anemia at Household Level in Nepal. Journal of Food Security. 2013; 1(2):27-29. doi: 10.12691/jfs-1-2-3

Abstract

This study investigates to assess the validity of household food security through its association between anemia and food insecurity by using a data set of Demographic Household Survey (DHS) 2011 in Nepal. About 32.3% households were not anemic, 19.9 % moderate, 12.1 % mild while 2.8 % households resulted as severe anemic based on the organized indexed appraisal of food security. Moreover, based on the Chi-square (5.06) value it is demonstrated that food security and anemia has no strong association. The result of the multinomial logit model reveals that woman education, media awareness, households from middle and rich class has significant while food poverty has insignificant impact of anemia. It is concluded that food security may not be a sufficient on its own to impact anemia.

Keywords:
anemia poverty food security

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