Factors influencing maternal nutrition practices in a large scale maternal, newborn and child health program in Bangladesh

Phuong Hong Nguyen, Tina Sanghvi, Sunny S. Kim, Lan Mai Tran, Kaosar Afsana, Zeba Mahmud, Bachera Aktar, Purnima Menon
plos one
2017

This paper examines the maternal, household, and health service factors influencing maternal nutrition practices in the context of a large scale maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) program in Bangladesh. Data were from a household survey of pregnant (n = 600) and recently delivered women (n = 2,000). Multivariate linear and logistic regression analyses were used to examine the determinants of three outcomes: consumption of iron and folic acid (IFA) tablets, calcium tablets, and diverse diets.