Food utilization

Modified on 2015/05/22 08:14 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Food security

Table II.17

From gender issues to gender statistics on food utilization: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do mothers apply recommended feeding practices for their children? Does the socioeconomic background of mothers/caretakers have an impact of the type of feeding practices used? Are there differences in feeding practices based on the sex of the child/infant?

Are there gender-based differences in the nutritional status of children under 5 years of age? How do they vary by age?
Distribution of feeding practices by sex and age of children and socioeconomic characteristics of mothers/caretakers (education, occupation, etc.).

Distribution of children under 5 years of age by sex, age, weight and height.
Household surveys, such as DHS and MICS.

How pervasive is female malnutrition? Is malnutrition higher among specific groups of women and, if so, which ones?

What type of malnutrition do women have? How many pregnant women are affected by micronutrient deficiencies (e.g., iron deficiency anaemia and vitamin A deficiency)?
Distribution of non-pregnant adult/reproductive-aged women by weight and height further disaggregated by socioeconomic characteristics.

Distribution of reproductive-aged women by haemoglobin concentration, retinol concentration and pregnancy status.

Distribution of children by birthweight.
Household surveys, such as DHS and MICS.

Health administrative records.