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dc.contributor.authorSchramm, Stine
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Jannie
dc.contributor.authorKaducu, Felix O.
dc.contributor.authorOkumu, Ceaser L.
dc.contributor.authorOvuga, Emilio
dc.contributor.authorSodemann, Morten
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-11T11:52:11Z
dc.date.available2022-03-11T11:52:11Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationSchramm, S., Nielsen, J., Kaducu, F. O., Okumu, C. L., Ovuga, E., & Sodemann, M. (2018). Post-conflict household structures and underweight: a multilevel analysis of a community-based study in northern Uganda. Public health nutrition, 21(15), 2725-2734. doi:10.1017/S1368980018001581en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1017/S1368980018001581
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2713
dc.description.abstractTo examine associations between household-level characteristics and underweight in a post-conflict population. Design: Nutritional status of residents in the Gulu Health and Demographic Surveillance Site was obtained during a community-based cross-sectional study, ~ 6 years after the civil war. Household-level factors included headship, polygamy, household size, child-to-adult ratio, child crowding, living with a stunted or overweight person, deprived area, distance to health centre and socio-economic status. Multilevel logistic regression models examined associations of household and community factors with underweight, calculating OR, corresponding 95% CI and intraclass correlation coefficients. Effect modification by gender and age was examined by interaction terms and stratified analyses. Setting: Rural post-conflict area in northern Uganda. Subjects: In total, 2799 households and 11 312 individuals were included, representing all age groups. Results: Living in a female-headed v. male-headed household was associated (OR; 95% CI) with higher odds for underweight among adult men (2·18; 1·11, 4·27) and girls <5 years (1·51; 0·97, 2·34), but lower odds among adolescent women aged 13–19 years (0·46; 0·22, 0·97). Higher odds was seen for residents living in deprived areas (1·37; 0·97, 1·94), with increasing distance to health services (P-trend <0·05) and among adult men living alone v. living in an average-sized household of seven members (3·23; 1·22, 8·59). Residents living in polygamous households had lower odds for underweight (0·79; 0·65, 0·97). Conclusions: The gender- and age-specific associations between household-level factors and underweight are likely to reflect local social capital structures. Adapting to these is crucial before implementing health and nutrition interventions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPublic health nutritionen_US
dc.subjectNutritionen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectPost-conflicten_US
dc.subjectSocial capitalen_US
dc.subjectInternally displaced personsen_US
dc.titlePost-conflict household structures and underweight: a multilevel analysis of a community-based study in northern Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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