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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Meredith Forden_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:18:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:18:31Z
dc.date.issued1978-07-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09082012-040307en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39314
dc.description.abstractSocio-economic, education, and health variables were examined to determine the primary causes of malnutrition in preschool Haitian children. A survey of 160 women and their child closest to weaning age was conducted in three regions of Haiti in January 1978. Ordinary least squares multiple regression analysis was used to determine the combined power of the socio-economic, education, and health variables and the relative power of each independent variable separately in explaining malnutrition in the sample population. Results showed that the amount of food or food money available had the greatest impact on the child's current nutritional status as, measured by weight/age. Long term malnutrition, as measured by height, age, was most affected by education. Health variables as a group were least effective in explaining malnutrition although the number of illnesses a child had had was highly related to malnutrition. A strong interaction between weaning age and months spent in a nutrition center suggested that children who were weaned early were more likely to become severely malnourished and required longer periods of nutritional rehabilitation than children who were weaned later. Recommendations were made to incorporate the findings into current nutrition center programs in Haiti.en_US
dc.format.extent111 leavesen_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1978.S64.pdfen_US
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dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1978.S64en_US
dc.subject.lcshMalnutrition -- Haitien_US
dc.subject.lcshMalnutrition in children -- Haitien_US
dc.titleThe determinants of malnutrition in Haitien_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Nutrition and Foodsen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc6494616en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Nutrition and Foodsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRitchey, Sanford J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWebb, Ryland E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWentworth, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPaulson, Steven K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKorslund, Mary K.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09082012-040307/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-09-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-09-08
dc.date.adate2012-09-08en_US


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