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Perceptions of childhood undernutrition among rural households on the Kenyan coast – a qualitative study

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Background: Nutrition plays an important role in child survival and development. Treatment action in the management of child health and nutrition is influenced by perceptions of illness, and gender plays an important role. However, little is known about if and how moderate malnutrition is recognised among lay populations, or how local social norms and intra-household dynamics affect decisions to seek biomedical assistance for nutritional concerns. In this paper we describe how childhood nutri...

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10.1186/s12889-016-3157-z

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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
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University of Oxford
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KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Strategic Award
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BMC Public Health Journal website
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16
Chapter number:
693
Publication date:
2016-08-02
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1471-2458
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uuid:a2699fa3-4090-4670-acb5-72ada954c7c2
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624286
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