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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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Published date: 2003


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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2004
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Author: José G. Dias
Author: Frans Willekens

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