Table of Contents
ISRN Public Health
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 238546, 7 pages
Research Article

Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Underweight and Stunting among Adolescents of Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

1Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, P.O.Box 1871, Mekelle, Ethiopia
2Department of Population and Family Health, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, P.O.Box 1104, Jimma, Ethiopia
3Department of Statistics, College of Natural Sciences, Jimma University, P.O.Box 1104, Jimma, Ethiopia

Received 16 September 2013; Accepted 24 October 2013

Academic Editors: K. McLeroy and A. Rosano

Copyright © 2013 Huruy Assefa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. D. Cordonnier, “Événements quotidiens et bienêtre à l’adolescence. Vers denouvelles stratégies d’éducation pour la santé,” Blackwell Scientific Publication, pp. 68–89, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  2. A. Shahid, F. R. Siddiqui, M. A. Bhatti, M. Ahmed, and M. W. Khan, Assessment of Nutritional Status of Adolescent College Girls at Rawalpindi, HOD Community Medicine, Deptartment of Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2010.
  3. A. Doustmohammadian, A. R. Dorostymotlagh, A. Keshavarz, H. Sadrzadehyeganeh, and B. Mohammadpour-Ahrangani, “Socio-demographic factors associated with body mass index of female adolescent students in Semnan city, Iran,” Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 27–35, 2009. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. R. Elena and O. C. luminiţa, Adolescent Malnutrition from Anthropological Perspective, “Francisc I. Rainer” Institute of Anthropology, 2007.
  5. A. Mulugeta, F. Hagos, B. Stoecker et al., “Nutritional status of adolescent girls from rural communities of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 5–11, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  6. I. Ozguven, B. Ersoy, O. Ali Aykan, and P. Dundar Erbay, “Evaluation of nutritional status in Turkish adolescents as related to gender and socioeconomic status,” Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 111–116, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  7. E. Loaiza, Edilberto Maternal Nutritional Status, DHS Comparative Studies no.24, Macro International, Calverton, Md, USA, 1997.
  8. H. Teller and G. Yimar, “Levels and determinants of malnutrition in adolescent and adult women in Southern Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 57–66, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  9. Y. Mesert, H. Jemal, K. Hailu, and L. Fleming, “Socioeconomic and demographic factors affecting body mass index of adolescents students aged 10-19 in Ambo (a Rural Town) in Ethiopia,” International Journal of Biomedical Science, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 321–326, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  10. J. Haidar, D. HaileMariam, T. Dee, and H. Kloos, “Food, diet and nutrition,” in The Epidemiology and Ecology of Health and Disease in Ethiopia, Y. Berhane, D. Haile Mariam, and H. Kloos, Eds., pp. 90–109, Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  11. A. Zeleke, Prevalence and Determinants of Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity among Primary School Students in Addis Ababa, vol. 90, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, 2007.
  12. S. Chaturvedi, U. Kapil, N. Gnanasekaran, H. P. S. Sachdev, R. M. Pandey, and T. Bhanti, “Nutrient intake amongst adolescent girls belonging to poor socioeconomic group of rural area of Rajasthan,” Indian Pediatrics, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 197–201, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. T. J. Cole, “Weight-stature indices to measure underweight, overweight and obesity,” in Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status, J. H. Himes, Ed., pp. 83–111, 1991. View at Google Scholar
  14. L. Kish, “A procedure for objective respondent selection within the household,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, pp. 380–387, 1949. View at Google Scholar
  15. WHO, AnthroPlus for Personal Computers Manual: Software for Assessing Growth of the World's Children and adolescents, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2009.
  16. Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation—Volume I: Global and Regional Results, Administration Committee on Coordination—Sub-Committee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN), New York, NY, USA, 1992.
  17. Second Report on the World Nutrition Situation—Volume II: Country Trends Methods and Statistics, Administration Committee on Coordination-Sub-Committee on Nutrition (ACC/SCN), New York, NY, USA, 1992.
  18. G. Woldemariam and T. Genebo, Determinants of Nutritional Status of Women and Children in Ethiopia, Ethiopia Health and Nutrition Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; ORC Macro, Calverton, Md, USA, 2002.
  19. T. Zerihun, C. P. Larson, and J. A. Hanley, “Anthropometric status of Oromo women of child bearing age in rural south-western Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 1–7, 1997. View at Google Scholar