Factors associated with nutritional status and dietary practices of Bangladeshi adolescents in early pregnancy.
Ann N Y Acad Sci 2018 Feb 18. Epub 2018 Feb 18.
Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, California.
Bangladesh has a high prevalence of adolescent pregnancy, but little is known about the nutritional status and dietary practices of Bangladeshi adolescents in early pregnancy or associated factors. We used the baseline data of 1552 pregnant adolescents from a longitudinal, cluster-randomized effectiveness trial conducted in northwest Bangladesh. Forty-four percent of the adolescents were short for their age, 36% had low body mass index, 28% were anemic, 10% had iron deficiency, and 32% had vitamin A deficiency. Read More