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Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Volume 2017, Article ID 6373595, 17 pages
Research Article

Household Food Insecurity and Its Association with Nutritional Status of Children 6–59 Months of Age in East Badawacho District, South Ethiopia

1Department of Public Health Emergency Management, Hadiya Zone Health Department, Hosanna, Ethiopia
2Department of Plan Monitoring and Evaluation, Hadiya Zone Health Department, Hosanna, Ethiopia
3Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia

Correspondence should be addressed to Bealu Betebo; moc.liamg@01ulaebeb

Received 12 December 2016; Accepted 7 March 2017; Published 16 March 2017

Academic Editor: Evelyn O. Talbott

Copyright © 2017 Bealu Betebo 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.

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