|An infant and child feeding index is associated with child nutritional status in rural China|
|Zhang, Jingxu1; Shi, Ling2; Wang, Jing3; Wang, Yan1|
|关键词||Child feeding practices Nutrition status Child development Dietary diversity China|
|刊名||EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Obstetrics & Gynecology ; Pediatrics|
|研究领域[WOS]||Obstetrics & Gynecology ; Pediatrics|
|关键词[WOS]||DIETARY DIVERSITY ; HEALTH SURVEYS ; GROWTH|
Background: Some researchers have developed child feeding indices to summarize child feeding practices so that they can compare child feeding practices across countries and monitor changes over time within a given country.
Aims: An adapted version of the infant and child feeding index (ICFI) developed by Ruel and Menon was used to examine its association with nutritional status of infants living in a rural community in China.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 501 children aged 6-11 mo was conducted with their mothers in :3 townships between May 2006 and March 2007. ICFI was developed based on 24-h dietary recall and food frequency information. The associations between ICFI and anthropometric indices including length-for-age (LAZ), weight-for-age (WAZ), and weight-for-length (WLZ) Z-scores were examined separately. General linear regression models were used to adjust for potential confounders including the children′s, parents′ and households′ sociodemographic characteristics.
Results: The ICFI was associated with both WAZ (adjusted WAZ means: 0.39, 0.47, and 0.54 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tercile, respectively, P < 0.05) and WLZ (adjusted WLZ means: 0.47, 0.74, and 0.79 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tercile, respectively, P < 0.05). But it was not associated with children′s LAZ. Among the components of ICFI, dietary diversity, meal frequency and bottlefeeding were positively associated with the children′s anthropometric indices.
Conclusions: ICFI and its components could be used to assess effect of complementary feeding practices on child growth. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
|资助机构||Proctor & ; Gamble Fellowship|
|作者单位||1.Peking Univ, Div Maternal & Child Hlth, Sch Publ Hlth, Hlth Sci Ctr, Beijing 100083, Peoples R China|
2.Univ Massachusetts, Coll Nursing & Hlth Sci, Boston, MA 02125 USA
3.Laishui Cty Maternal & Child Hlth Hosp, Laishui 074100, Hebei, Peoples R China
|Zhang, Jingxu,Shi, Ling,Wang, Jing,et al. An infant and child feeding index is associated with child nutritional status in rural China[J]. EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,2009,85(4):247-252.|
|APA||Zhang, Jingxu,Shi, Ling,Wang, Jing,&Wang, Yan.(2009).An infant and child feeding index is associated with child nutritional status in rural China.EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,85(4),247-252.|
|MLA||Zhang, Jingxu,et al."An infant and child feeding index is associated with child nutritional status in rural China".EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 85.4(2009):247-252.|