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).


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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.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 8150
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:11
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8150

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