publication . Preprint . 2002

Determinants of Food Consumption During Pregnancy in Rural Bangladesh: Examination of Evaluative Data from the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project

Rezaul Karim; Deepa Bhat; Lisa Troy; Sascha Lamstein; F. James Levinson;
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  • Published: 29 Jul 2002
Abstract
The common practice of reducing food consumption during pregnancy is recognized as a primary cause of poor pregnancy outcomes and, in turn, malnutrition among young children in many developing countries including Bangladesh. This paper analyzes data from the 1998 Mid-Term Evaluation of the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project (BINP) to identify the determinants of pregnancy food consumption. The analysis found that information available to the mother (through project-based counseling) was the primary determinant of pregnancy food consumption, had a considerable effect on consumption regardless of the woman’s circumstance, and outweighed the effect of mothers’...
Subjects
free text keywords: malnutrition, Bangladesh, women, jel:I19, jel:Q18
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