Risk factors and spatial variation of stunting among under-fives in Bangladesh: Challenges to reach the sustainable development goal

Unnati Rani Saha*, Bart Van Den Boom, Jan Hendrik Richardus

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Abstract

Using Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) 2011, in this study we explore the risk factors and spatial variation of childhood stunting in Bangladesh. Reduction of the prevalence of stunting in Bangladesh to 20% in the next decade requires major improvements of the spatially variant risk factors of stunting notably by strengthening parental education and household economic status and by reducing fertility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopulation Dynamics in Eastern India and Bangladesh
Subtitle of host publicationDemographic, Health and Developmental Issues
EditorsAparajita Chattopadhyay, Saswata Ghosh
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages323-345
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789811530456
ISBN (Print)9789811530449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Childhood
  • Spatial analysis
  • Stunting
  • Under-nutrition

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