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Association between complementary feeding practice and mothers education status in Islamabad.
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PMID:  17635311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between mother's education, complementary feeding practices and malnutrition amongst mothers attending outpatient clinics in Islamabad. METHODS: Mothers of 500 Pakistani infants attending the Paediatric Outpatient department at the Federal Government Services Hospital, Islamabad completed pretested questionnaires on mother's educational status and complementary feeding practices. RESULTS: A positive relationship was found between the nutritional status of infants and educational status of mothers (P < 0.001). The study revealed that the majority of infants with evidence of malnutrition belonged to the mothers with virtually no school education. A similar relationship was observed between the educational status of respondents and the introduction of complementary foods at an appropriate age (6 months) of infants (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Mother's education plays a vital role in increased receptivity to knowledge and awareness related to nutritional requirements of their infants.
P Liaqat; M A Rizvi; A Qayyum; H Ahmed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0952-3871     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Nutr Diet     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-19     Completed Date:  2007-09-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904840     Medline TA:  J Hum Nutr Diet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Home and Health Sciences, AIOU, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Educational Status*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant Care / methods*,  standards
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition Disorders / epidemiology*
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Mothers / psychology*

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