Intra-household use and acceptability of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary-Foods distributed in Niger between July and December 2010.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/255394
Title:
Intra-household use and acceptability of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary-Foods distributed in Niger between July and December 2010.
Authors:
Cohuet, S; Marquer, C; Shepherd, S; Captier, V; Langendorf, C; Ale, F; Phelan, K; Manzo, M L; Grais, R
Journal:
Appetite
Abstract:
Few studies have looked at consumption of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary-Foods (RUSFs) during a nutritional emergency. Here, we describe the use and acceptability of RUSF within households in four districts of the region of Maradi, Niger during large scale preventive distributions with RUSF in 2010 targeted at children 6-35months of age. Our study comprised both quantitative and qualitative components to collect detailed information and to allow in-depth interviews. We performed a cross-sectional survey in 16 villages between two monthly distributions of RUSF (October-November 2010). All households with at least one child who received RUSF were included and a total of 1842 caregivers were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Focus groups and individual interviews of 128 caregivers were conducted in eight of the selected villages. On average, 24.7% of households reported any sharing of RUSF within the household. Sharing practices outside the household remained rare. Most of the sharing reported occurred among children under 5years of age living in the household. On average, 91% of caregivers in all districts rated the child's appreciation of the products as good or very good. Program planning may need to explicitly accounting for the sharing of products among children under 5 within household.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France;
Issue Date:
Dec-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/255394
DOI:
10.1016/j.appet.2012.07.019
PubMed ID:
22867910
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Intra-household%20use%20and%20acceptability%20of%20ready%20to%20use%20supplementary%20foods%20distributed%20in%20niger%20between%20july%20and%20december%202012
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1095-8304
Appears in Collections:
Nutrition

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCohuet, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarquer, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaptier, Ven_GB
dc.contributor.authorLangendorf, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAle, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorManzo, M Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrais, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-11T22:26:34Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-11T22:26:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-12-
dc.identifier.citationIntra-household use and acceptability of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary-Foods distributed in Niger between July and December 2010. 2012, 59 (3):698-705 Appetiteen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1095-8304-
dc.identifier.pmid22867910-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.appet.2012.07.019-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/255394-
dc.description.abstractFew studies have looked at consumption of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary-Foods (RUSFs) during a nutritional emergency. Here, we describe the use and acceptability of RUSF within households in four districts of the region of Maradi, Niger during large scale preventive distributions with RUSF in 2010 targeted at children 6-35months of age. Our study comprised both quantitative and qualitative components to collect detailed information and to allow in-depth interviews. We performed a cross-sectional survey in 16 villages between two monthly distributions of RUSF (October-November 2010). All households with at least one child who received RUSF were included and a total of 1842 caregivers were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Focus groups and individual interviews of 128 caregivers were conducted in eight of the selected villages. On average, 24.7% of households reported any sharing of RUSF within the household. Sharing practices outside the household remained rare. Most of the sharing reported occurred among children under 5years of age living in the household. On average, 91% of caregivers in all districts rated the child's appreciation of the products as good or very good. Program planning may need to explicitly accounting for the sharing of products among children under 5 within household.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Intra-household%20use%20and%20acceptability%20of%20ready%20to%20use%20supplementary%20foods%20distributed%20in%20niger%20between%20july%20and%20december%202012en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Appetiteen_GB
dc.subjectMalnutritionen_GB
dc.subjectnon-communicable diseasesen_GB
dc.subject.meshready-to-use-supplementary-foodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshacceptabilityen_GB
dc.subject.meshchild malnutritionen_GB
dc.subject.meshnigeren_GB
dc.subject.meshuseen_GB
dc.titleIntra-household use and acceptability of Ready-to-Use-Supplementary-Foods distributed in Niger between July and December 2010.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, 8 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France;en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAppetiteen_GB

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