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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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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12889-016-3157-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
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Grant:
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme Strategic Award
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Public Health Journal website
Volume:
16
Publication date:
2016-08-02
Acceptance date:
2016-05-23
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ISSN:
1471-2458
Source identifiers:
624286
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2016-05-27

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