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Association of economic status with breastfeeding rates in Northern Iran.

Veghari, G. (2012) Association of economic status with breastfeeding rates in Northern Iran. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 62 (8). pp. 756-759. ISSN 00309982 (ISSN)

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To assess the breast-feeding condition based on economic status among primary school children and comparison between Turkman and non-Turkman ethnic groups in northern Iran in 2010. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional and retrospective research study, carried out on 6882 primary school children (4157 = non-Turkman and 2725 = Turkman) from 112 school of urban and villages in the north of Iran. The schools and students were chosen by multistage sampling (cluster and random sampling). Breastfeeding was categorized based on World Health Organization classification. Breast-feeding during the first 6 postpartum months and two postpartum years was found in 5.8 and 57.1% of children. Breast-feeding during the two postpartum years was significantly 12.5% more in Turkman ethnic group than non-Turkman ethnic group (P = 0.001) but breast-feeding only for the first 6 postpartum months was 1.9% in Turkman ethnic group less than in non-Turkman ethnic group (P = 0.002). There was a negative significant association between economic status and breast-feeding during the two postpartum years in both ethnic groups (P = 0.001) and there was more breast feeding in the first 6 postpartum months in Turkman ethnic group. Breast-feeding rate in Turkman ethnic group is more common than non-Turkman ethnic group. There is an inverse relationship between economic status and breast-feeding duration with a considerable trend in Turkman ethnic group.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J Pak Med Assoc [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 23862243 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Nutrition and Faculty, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran. [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, breast feeding, child, comparative study, cross-sectional study, economics, ethnic group, ethnology, human, infant, infant nutrition, Iran, newborn, preschool child, retrospective study, socioeconomics, statistics, Breast Feeding, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, Ethnic Groups, Humans, Infant, Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Infant, Newborn, Iran, Retrospective Studies, Socioeconomic Factors
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 07:09
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 07:16
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1982

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