Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 254-260.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2017.02.015

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Influencing Factors of Stunting in Children Under 5 Years Old in Jilin Province,2013

Ying WANG1, Yonghuan HE1, Qijun ZHANG2, Qiuyan WANG2, Xinglin FENG1()   

  1. 1School of Public Health,Peking University,Beijing 100191,China
    2the Hygiene Information Statistics Center in Jilin Province,Changchun 130061,China
  • Received:2016-01-04 Online:2017-04-20 Published:2017-04-20
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China for Youth Fund(71303010)and China National Natural Sciences Foundation for Outstanding Youth Fund(71422009)

Abstract:

Objective To analyze the influencing factors of stunting in children under 5 years old in Jilin province in 2013,with an attempt to further improve the nutrition status among children. Methods Data on stunting in children under 5 years old in Jilin province were extracted from the National Health Services Survey 2013 in Jilin province. The influencing factors of stunting were analyzed by using univariate analysis and Logistic regression analysis.. Results The stunting prevalence in children under 5 years old was 23.8% in 2013. Univariate analysis showed that urban residence (OR=0.38,95% CI=0.25-0.57),high income (OR=0.40,95% CI=0.24-0.66),mother’s education level (higher than primary school) (OR=0.50,95% CI=0.32-0.81),safe water coverage (OR=0.41,95% CI=0.22-0.75),and clean toilet coverage (OR=0.36,95% CI=0.24-0.53) are protective factors of stunting. After adjusting other factors,urban residence (OR=0.54,95% CI=0.31-0.94),safe water coverage (OR=0.28,95% CI=0.13-0.60),and clean toilet coverage (OR=0.40,95% CI=0.24-0.67) still showed protective effects. Conclusion The urban-rural disparity and the availability of safe water and clean toilet are the major factors of stunting among children under 5 years old in Jilin province. The major public health service program should be fully implemented to improve the nutrition status among children.

Key words: children, stunting, influence factor

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