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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [food Insecurity In Brazilian Families With Children Under Five Years Of Age].
Author: Poblacion, Ana Paula
Marín-León, Leticia
Segall-Corrêa, Ana Maria
Silveira, Jonas Augusto
Taddei, José Augusto de Aguiar Carrazedo
Abstract: This article analyzes food insecurity and hunger in Brazilian families with children under five years of age. This was a nationally representative cross-sectional study using data from the National Demographic and Health Survey on Women and Children (PNDS-2006), in which the outcome variable was moderate to severe food insecurity, measured by the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale (EBIA). Prevalence estimates and prevalence ratios were generated with 95% confidence intervals. The results showed a high prevalence of moderate to severe food insecurity, concentrated in the North and Northeast regions (30.7%), in economic classes D and E (34%), and in beneficiaries of conditional cash transfer programs (36.5%). Multivariate analysis showed that the socioeconomic relative risks (beneficiaries of conditional cash transfers), regional relative risks (North and Northeast regions), and economic relative risks (classes D and E) were 1.8, 2.0 and 2.4, respectively. Aggregation of the three risks showed 48% of families with moderate to severe food insecurity, meaning that adults and children were going hungry during the three months preceding the survey.
Subject: Adult
Child, Preschool
Cross-sectional Studies
Family Characteristics
Food Supply
Health Surveys
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 30, n. 5, p. 1067-78, 2014-May.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2014
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