2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102006005000003
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Abstract: ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To identify determinants of protein-energy malnutrition resulting in weight and linear growth deficits in children. METHODS:A cross-sectional study was carried out among 1,041 children (under two years of age) from 10 municipalities in Bahia, Northeastern Brazil, during 1999-2000. Both logistic regression and a hierarchical approach were used to identify factors associated with the anthropometric measures. RESULTS:The basic determinant found in the final model for linear growth retardation …

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