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Temporary stability of urban food and nutrition security: the East Jakarta study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11708579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The food and nutrition situation in households of East Jakarta was assessed in 1993/1994 and 1998/1999 with the aim of identifying the determinants of potential problems and the dynamics of change. In 1993/1994, the nutritional status of approximately 73% of children under 5 years of age and 60% of mothers was within the normal range, although underweight and overweight were prevalent in almost all households. Between 1998 and 1999, there was a sharp increase in fathers reporting unemployment. The consumption of animal food sources decreased, whereas the consumption of food derivatives such as oils and sugar remained high. Approximately 90% of the population obtained drinking water from wells. By 1998, the public garbage collection system had almost completely collapsed in East Jakarta. Between 1993 and 1998, the prevalence of diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections in children aged under 5 years increased dramatically, from 8 and 44% to 24 and 70%, respectively. The urban environment has undergone significant changes. In Indonesia, as a whole, many achievements in the improvement of household food security and care have been lost due to the economic and political crisis. The statistical association between mothers' and fathers' education and the nutritional status of their children that was observed in 1993/94 did not appear in the 1998 survey. It seems that the education-related coping mechanisms of the parents were inadequate to deal with the rapid deterioration in the economic and political situation.
Authors:
E Wasito; Pritasari; D Susilowati; D N Iswarawanti; W Schultink; R Gross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  10 Suppl     ISSN:  0964-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-15     Completed Date:  2001-12-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440304     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S29-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Nutrition, University of Indonesia, Jakarta. stropmed@rad.net.id
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Child, Preschool
Communicable Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Drinking
Female
Food Supply / economics*
Humans
Hygiene*
Income / trends*
Indonesia
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Nutritional Status*
Poverty
Social Change
Time Factors
Urban Health*
Water Microbiology

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