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Poverty and household food insecurity in Mongolia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19533861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to review the food security of the country and to study the household food insecurity of poor households in relation to the poverty level. Cross-sectional survey design was used to assess the perceptions of socio-economic changes, food insecurity in national and household levels, and their health impact. A total of 731 poor households were involved in our study. One third of the total households were in a status of severe food insecurity with hunger. Analysis on the risk factors of household food insecurity showed that the household income was significantly inversely associated with household food insecurity (RR = -0.489; 95% CI -0.540, -0.398; P < .001). Food insecurity with hunger in the households is significantly related to poverty of the households.
Dalaijamts Chimeddulam; Guushir Dalaijamts; Helga Bardos; Tserendorj Tsevegdorj
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health     Volume:  20 Suppl     ISSN:  1010-5395     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-17     Completed Date:  2009-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708538     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Public Health     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Health, Health Science's University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet Surveys
Family Characteristics
Food Supply / economics,  statistics & numerical data*
Mongolia / epidemiology
Poverty / statistics & numerical data*
Starvation / economics*,  epidemiology,  psychology

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