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dc.contributor.authorRahman, Mosiur
dc.contributor.authorIslam, Md Jahirul
dc.contributor.authorHaque, Syed Emdadul
dc.contributor.authorSaw, Yu Mon
dc.contributor.authorHaque, Md Nurruzzaman
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Huu Chau Duc
dc.contributor.authorAl-Sobaihi, Saber
dc.contributor.authorSaw, Thu Nandar
dc.contributor.authorMostofa, Md Golam
dc.contributor.authorIslam, Md Rafiqul
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-20T05:31:55Z
dc.date.available2019-03-20T05:31:55Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S136898001600224X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143009
dc.description.abstractObjective To explore the association between high-risk fertility behaviours and the likelihood of chronic undernutrition, anaemia and the coexistence of anaemia and undernutrition among women of reproductive age. Design The 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, conducted from 8 July to 27 December 2011. Setting Selected urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. Subjects A total of 2197 ever-married women living with at least one child younger than 5 years. Exposure was determined from maternal reports of high-risk fertility behaviours. We considered three parameters, maternal age at the time of delivery, birth order and birth interval, to define the high-risk fertility behaviours. Chronic undernutrition, anaemia and the coexistence of anaemia and undernutrition among women were the outcome variables. Results A substantial percentage of women were exposed to have a high-risk fertility pattern (41·8 %); 33·0 % were at single high-risk and 8·8 % were at multiple high-risk. After adjusting for relevant covariates, high-risk fertility behaviours were associated with increased likelihood of chronic undernutrition (adjusted relative risk; 95 % CI: 1·22; 1·03, 1·44), anaemia (1·12; 1·00, 1·25) and the coexistence of anaemia and undernutrition (1·52; 1·17, 1·98). Furthermore, multiple high-risk fertility behaviours appeared to have more profound consequences on the outcome measured. Conclusions Maternal high-risk fertility behaviours are shockingly frequent practices among women in Bangladesh. High-risk fertility behaviours are important predictors of the increased likelihood of women’s chronic undernutrition, anaemia and the coexistence of anaemia and undernutrition.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambrige University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom305
dc.relation.ispartofpageto314
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPublic Health Nutrition
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.keywordsHigh-risk fertility behaviours
dc.subject.keywordsMother’s age at birth
dc.subject.keywordsBirth order
dc.subject.keywordsBirth interval
dc.subject.keywordsUndernutrition
dc.subject.keywordsAnaemia
dc.titleAssociation between high-risk fertility behaviours and the likelihood of chronic undernutrition and anaemia among married Bangladeshi women of reproductive age
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorIslam, Md Jahirul


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