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RESEARCH PAPER
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 24-28

Association between the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers and childhoods with the children health and nutritional status


1 Laboratory of Nutrition and Valorization of Agro-Resources, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger
2 Pediatric Emergency Service, National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
3 Pediatric Emergency Service, National Hospital of Lamordé, Niger

Correspondence Address:
Sadou Kangaye
Laboratory of Nutrition and Valorization of Agro-Resources, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey
Niger
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The socio-demographic and economic environment in which grows a child affects his nutritional and health status. This study aimed to determine the association between the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers and childhoods with the children health and nutritional status. It was a transversal and descriptive study conducted from January 6th to May 2nd, 2016 in Niamey. The children were scaled (height and weight) and the socio demographics and economics data were collected from mothers. The Pearson test was used to analyze the associations between the socio-demographics and economics characteristics of the respondents and the state of nutrition and health of the children. Finding of this study showed that the children health state was significantly correlated only with the mothers' parity (r = 0.004, p < 0.005). Contrariwise, the nutritional state was significantly correlated with the mothers age group (r = 0.002, p <0.005), their instructions (r = 0.001, p < 0.005) and when a mother had no source of income (r = 0.001, p < 0.005). Thus, it is advisable that health interventions systematically integrate those aimed at the social advancement of mothers.


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