Understanding Dietary Intake Behavior of Women in India: A Latent Class Approach
Padmadas, Sabu S., Dias, José G. and Willekens, Frans (2003) Understanding Dietary Intake Behavior of Women in India: A Latent Class Approach. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 32pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A03/15) ).
A recent development of the Indian National Family Health Survey is the collection of food consumption data from ever-married women aged 15-49 years. This study investigates the underlying complex dietary intake patterns among women using latent class models and examines its association with selected characteristics. Based on different combination of food intake frequency, a five component latent class solution was obtained which disaggregated the sample (N=90,180) into different groups representing very high mixed diet (26%), high and moderate (21% each), low and very low mixed diet (16% each). Demographic, spatial, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of diet mixing behavior are further explored.
|Item Type:||Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HA Statistics|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
|Date Deposited:||11 Jul 2004|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2012 18:04|
|Contributors:||Padmadas, Sabu S. (Author)
Dias, José G. (Author)
Willekens, Frans (Author)
|Publisher:||Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute|
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