Sokoine University of Agriculture

Determinants of household dietary practices in rural Tanzania: Implications for nutrition interventions

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dc.contributor.author Mbwana, H. A.
dc.contributor.author Kinabo, J.
dc.contributor.author Lambert, C.
dc.contributor.author Biesalski, H. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-27T11:06:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-27T11:06:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3361
dc.description Cogent Food & Agriculture (2016), 2: 1224046 en_US
dc.description.abstract A household cross-sectional survey of a sample of 120 households to analyze consumption practices and determinants of household dietary diversity in rural areas of differing agro-climatic conditions in Tanzania was conducted in four villages of Morogoro and Dodoma regions. The respondent was the mother/woman or any other person responsible for food preparation and serving in the household. The inclusion criteria were those women who had given consent to participate, those from a rural area and in the age bracket 15 to 49 years. Data were collected using the Food and Agriculture Organization dietary diversity questionnaire with twelve food groups. Two independent multinomial logistic regression models were used to establish relationships between dietary diversity and categorical variables in Morogoro and Dodoma regions. The mean dietary diversity scores were 4.7 and 4.1 for Morogoro and Dodoma, respectively. The Cereals were highly consumed by all households that participated in the study during the past 24 h preceding the survey and that the consumption of animal based protein foods was below 40%. Determinants of household dietary diversity in Morogoro included literacy status of the mother and prior nutrition training/knowledge. In Dodoma, cultivated land size, literacy status of the mother and distance to a water source determined household dietary diversity. It is therefore recommended that nutrition and food security interventions should not only empower rural women but also pay special attention to differences in agro-ecological environments of the areas in determining interventions to address malnutrition and for effective successful implementation and outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cogent food & Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Environment & Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Food Science & Technology en_US
dc.subject Health-Social Care en_US
dc.subject Household dietary diversity en_US
dc.subject Agro-climatic/ecological en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.title Determinants of household dietary practices in rural Tanzania: Implications for nutrition interventions en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2016.1224046 en_US


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