The Nutrition Transition in Colombia: Underweight, Overweight and the Dual Burden of Malnutrition
Date of Award
Brown School of Social Work
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The primary aim of this dissertation was to document the nutrition transition in Colombia and the change in the prevalence of various anthropometric typologies at the household level between 2000, 2005 and 2010, focusing on maternal and child outcomes. Using Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS/ENDS) from 2000, 2005, and 2010, various anthropometric typologies were created at the household level using information from mothers aged 18 to 49 years and children less than five years. The outcome variable was a composite index of all possible combinations of anthropometric typologies with four final combinations, normal, underweight, overweight and dual burden. Prevalence of overweight showed a significant increase from 2000 to 2010 (p trend
Chair and Committee
Ross C Brownson
Lora Iannotti, Debra Haire-Joshu, Christine M Hoehner, Katherine Stamatakis, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann
Parra Perez, Diana Celmira, "The Nutrition Transition in Colombia: Underweight, Overweight and the Dual Burden of Malnutrition" (2013). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 276.
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Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K7PK0D42
Print version available in library catalog at http://catalog.wustl.edu:80/record=b5028305~S2.