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Age and gender as factors in the distribution of global micronutrient deficiencies


Webb, P and Nishida, C and Darnton-Hill, I, Age and gender as factors in the distribution of global micronutrient deficiencies, Nutrition Reviews, 65, (5) pp. 233-245. ISSN 0029-6643 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1301/nr.2007.may.233-245


Although micronutrient deficiency is a global problem, the burden is not evenly shared within affected households. This review suggests that there are important non-linearities in relationships among food intake, sharing, and caring behavior within the household. Since micronutrient status relates to interactions among biological, social, behavioral, economic, and environmental processes, outcomes are not always predictable by age, gender, or location. Understanding such variability is crucial to identifying appropriate solutions. This review represents an exploratory first step toward unmasking population-specific variations that are important for better understanding the nature of micronutrient deficiencies and for improving the focus of public health action © 2007 International Life Sciences Institute.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Darnton-Hill, I (Mr Ian Darnton-Hill)
ID Code:50664
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-04-30

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