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Journal of Food Security. 2018, 6(2), 74-78
DOI: 10.12691/jfs-6-2-4
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Effect of Malnutrition on Health Status of Child-bearing Women in Nigeria

Faweya O.1, Adeniran A. T.2, and Balogun K. O.3

1Department of Statistics, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

2Department of Mathematical Sciences, Augustine University Ilara-Epe, Lagos, Nigeria

3Department of Statistics, Federal School of Statistics, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: July 27, 2018

Cite this paper:
Faweya O., Adeniran A. T. and Balogun K. O.. Effect of Malnutrition on Health Status of Child-bearing Women in Nigeria. Journal of Food Security. 2018; 6(2):74-78. doi: 10.12691/jfs-6-2-4


In this study, symptoms of food crisis, knowledge of nutritional constituents and values together with good health practices were investigated among child-bearing women attending Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti-state. A structured questionnaire was used as a measuring instrument which consists of four sections, namely, personal characteristics, nutritional knowledge, basic health and effects of food crisis on their health. The distribution of respondents based on their demographic characteristics and the proportion of women in different arbitrary categorized state of health (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Very poor) were determined. Test of association between some demographic variables (age, marital status, educational qualification and income level) and derived variable (Body Mass Index (BMI)) with health status were also explored.

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