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Latest items for CIWM-PRACTICE-1

Aug. 11, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"Even today, postnatal women keep in dirt, inhumane cowshed in Bajura, Humla and Mugu. They are so far behind from the popular activities of government such as regular pregnancy check-up, safe delivery, nutrition"(para 1)."Have awareness raising program but they do not like to leave their tradition. Don't give milk, ghee, curd to postnatal women. Don't give meat for a month"(para 26). This statement was made by Dhan Bhadur Phadera, acting chief of Rugin Health Chauki (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Leading nutritionists employed by the Ministry of Food at the time [of World War II] were also keen to use the opportunity to improve the nutrition of pregnant women and children, who often had poorer nutrition if from poorer backgrounds. So the nutritional needs of pregnant women, babies, and children were prioritised"(68)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 3.5, the percentage of women (aged 40-44) with a BMI greater than 30, signifying obesity, decreased from about 11% in 1965 to about 7.5% in 1985. It then increased to about 14% in 2000-20002. The percentage of men with a BMI greater than 30, signifying obesity, increased from about 5% in 1965 to about 16% in 2000-2002 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"Cash transfers to women in poor urban areas led to higher consumption of foods rich in protein, with a larger effect than predicted (Angelucci et al., 2012)"(62)
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

¨Child marriage disproportionately affects women and for too many girls, an early marriage is an escape from poverty. Many families force their daughters into an early marriage so that they have one less mouth to feed, according to a report by Human Rights Watch¨(para 6)
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"Central America is in the middle of its worst drought in 30 years, threatening food security in countries that already suffer high levels of poverty and malnutrition. While the dry spell has been hard on everyone, it has placed a particularly heavy burden on women, for both economic and cultural reasons. This is in part because of the way work is divided in small agricultural communities in much of the region. When crops fail, men often leave home to search for work, leaving women alone with their children for weeks or even months at a time. That can have a ripple effect on women's and their children's lives" (para 2-3).more
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"Inequality prevails in the percentage of underweight children for male and female. This percentage of underweight children has decreased from 58.8 percent in 1996-1997 to 42.1 percent in 2007 with an annual average reduction rate of 1.45 percent per year for female children. At the same time, in case of male children, this percentage has decreased from 54.6 percent to 39.3 percent with an annual average reduction rate of 1.34 percent. Furthermore, the reduction rate in the percentage of underweight children has occurred at a slower rate than the previous years both for male and female children" (6,12). This gap is likely due to lower caloric intake by girls (KH- ...more
Dec. 1, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-5

"In Guinea, there are generally not explicit justifications given for killing women. In the interviews I did, no one ever mentioned that; the problems were more along the lines of dying as a consequence of domestic and communal violence (rape, physical violence) and lack of treatment and support for these acts, as well as limited to access to food, water, medicine, etc., which is sometimes denied through the same cultural justifications as the violence"(para 1)
Nov. 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"The federal government appeared to have a scant presence at the camp [for people displaced by Boko Haram] here, despite the thousands of small children, around a third of them parentless, and near-daily deaths from illness or malnutrition. Flocks of little children roam the camp, unwatched. On a recent morning, two small boys were brought into the camp clinic with serious cuts and burns.Unicef, a few other international agencies and the state government are providing some help, but relief officials said some of the women were too traumatized to leave their tents to seek help in the clinic"(para 30-31)
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"A significant contribution to the development of the health-care system and to the efficacy of the provision of medical services to the public, including women, was made by laws on preventing micronutrient deficiency among the public, on limiting distribution and consumption of alcohol and tobacco products" (14)
Nov. 16, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"Jyoti, a 23-year-old social worker, also bears the stigma of widowhood, but she has fended off attempts by her late husband’s conservative family to tie her down in shackles of regressive traditions and societal norms. Generally, after a woman loses her husband, Hindu religious customs require her to give up wearing bright clothes for white attire, remove ornamental symbols of her marital status and become a strict vegetarian"(para 9)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Forty-five percent of women age 15-49 are overweight or obese; 20% are obese. Twelve percent of men age 15-49 are overweight or obese; 7% are obese” (163). “Forty-five percent of women in Lesotho are overweight or obese. Four percent are thin, and 51% of women have a BMI in the normal range” (173). “The percentage of women who are thin (indicative of undernutrition) has declined in the last 5 years by 2 percentage points. In contrast, the proportion of women who are overweight or obese (indicative of overnutrition) has increased by 3 percentage points since 2009 (Figure 11.9)” (173). “Women most likely to be thin (BMI below 18.5) are those ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Thirty-one percent of ever-married women age 15-19 are undernourished (BMI <18.5). However, women’s nutritional status has improved considerably in the last 10 years. The percentage of women undernourished (BMI<18.5) has declined from 34 to 19 percent between 2004 and 2014” (151). “On the other hand, overweight or obesity (BMI ≥25) among ever-married women age 15-49 has been increasing over the past decade from 9 percent in 2004 to 24 percent in 2014” (151). “Using a lower cutoff point, with BMI ≥23 as a measure of overweight or obesity among ever-married women age 15-49, the proportion has increased from 17 percent in 2004 to 39 percent in 2014” (151). “The mean ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Eleven percent of women are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 25 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0)” (175). “Table 11.8 shows that the mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.0 kg/m2. Mean BMI generally increases with age” (195). “Urban women have a mean BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, while the mean among rural women is 22.3 kg/m2. There are only small differences among women living in the different zones, although women in the North West have the lowest mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2)” (195). “Mean BMI is lower among women with no education (21.9 kg/m2) than among those with a primary or higher education (23.3 kg/m2 and 25.4 kg/m2, respectively). Mean ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“More than half of women (56 percent) have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range (BMI 18.5-24.9)” (xxiii). “In Namibia, overweight and obesity are more common than underweight. A total of 28 percent of women are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0), including 12 percent classified as obese (BMI ≥30.0). At the other extreme, 16 percent are considered thin (BMI <18.5), including 6 percent who are moderately or severely thin (BMI <17)” (xxiii). “Table 12.8 shows that the average BMI for women in Namibia is 23, which is within the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9. Overall, 56 six percent of women are within this range” (162). “Sixteen percent of ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Overall, 54 percent of Ghanaian women have a BMI in the normal range, 6 percent are thin, and 40 percent are overweight or obese. Five percent of women are classified as mildly thin, and 1 percent are moderately or severely thin” (173). “Overweight and obesity seem be of greater concern in Ghana compared with thinness. The mean BMI for women age 15-49 in Ghana is 24.8 kg/m2” (173). “The mean BMI generally increases with age, with the lowest value (21.3 kg/m2) being observed in the youngest women age 15-19 and the highest value (27.2 kg/m2) being observed for women age 40-45. The mean BMI is positively associated with women’s education ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Eleven percent of women are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 25 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0)” (175). “Table 11.8 shows that the mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.0 kg/m2. Mean BMI generally increases with age” (195). “Urban women have a mean BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, while the mean among rural women is 22.3 kg/m2. There are only small differences among women living in the different zones, although women in the North West have the lowest mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2)” (195). “Mean BMI is lower among women with no education (21.9 kg/m2) than among those with a primary or higher education (23.3 kg/m2 and 25.4 kg/m2, respectively). Mean ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“More than half of women (56 percent) have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range (BMI 18.5-24.9)” (xxiii). “In Namibia, overweight and obesity are more common than underweight. A total of 28 percent of women are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0), including 12 percent classified as obese (BMI ≥30.0). At the other extreme, 16 percent are considered thin (BMI <18.5), including 6 percent who are moderately or severely thin (BMI <17)” (xxiii). “Table 12.8 shows that the average BMI for women in Namibia is 23, which is within the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9. Overall, 56 six percent of women are within this range” (162). “Sixteen percent of ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“More than half of women (56 percent) have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range (BMI 18.5-24.9)” (xxiii). “In Namibia, overweight and obesity are more common than underweight. A total of 28 percent of women are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0), including 12 percent classified as obese (BMI ≥30.0). At the other extreme, 16 percent are considered thin (BMI <18.5), including 6 percent who are moderately or severely thin (BMI <17)” (xxiii). “Table 12.8 shows that the average BMI for women in Namibia is 23, which is within the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9. Overall, 56 six percent of women are within this range” (162). “Sixteen percent of ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Nine percent of women age 15-49 are thin or undernourished (BMI <18.5 kg/m2); 33 percent of women are either overweight or obese (BMI ≥25 kg/m2), with 10 percent of them being obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)” (xxiii). “Nine percent of women age 15-49 are thin or undernourished (BMI <18.5 kg/m2); 33 percent of women are either overweight or obese (BMI ≥25 kg/m2), with 10 percent being obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)” (157). “The mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.7 kg/m2. Nine percent of women of reproductive age are thin or undernourished (BMI <18.5 kg/m2)” (179). “The proportions of mild thinness (17.0-18.4 kg/m2) and moderate and severe thinness (<17 kg/m2) are ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Eleven percent of women are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 25 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0)” (175). “Table 11.8 shows that the mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.0 kg/m2. Mean BMI generally increases with age” (195). “Urban women have a mean BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, while the mean among rural women is 22.3 kg/m2. There are only small differences among women living in the different zones, although women in the North West have the lowest mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2)” (195). “Mean BMI is lower among women with no education (21.9 kg/m2) than among those with a primary or higher education (23.3 kg/m2 and 25.4 kg/m2, respectively). Mean ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Overall, 46 percent of women and 72 percent of men have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range. Comparatively few women are malnourished; only 3 percent of women are thin, and 1 percent are severely thin” (xxv). “Malnutrition is higher among men, with 10 percent of men assessed as too thin, and 3 percent considered moderately or severely thin. At the other end of the BMI range, 14 percent of men are assessed as overweight (BMI 25-29.9) and 4 percent are obese (BMI >30). Among women, 28 percent are classified as overweight, and 23 percent are considered obese” (xxv). “The BMI results indicate that only a few women ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

“Twenty-four percent of ever-married women age 15-49 are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 17 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0). Women’s nutritional status has improved only slightly over the years” (161). “Overall, 65 percent of ever-married women age 15-49 live in a food-secure environment. However, only 35 percent of women in the lowest wealth quintile are food secure compared with 90 percent of women in the highest wealth quintile” (161). “Female children are more likely to be underweight (39 percent) than male children (34 percent)” (166). “Twenty-one percent of ever-married women living in an environment of severe food insecurity are less than 145 centimeters tall, which is 7 percentage points ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Nine percent of women are undernourished (BMI < 18.5), while 18 percent are overweight or obese (BMI > 25.0)” (143). “The mean BMI for women age 15-49 is 22.5; 9 percent of women are considered to be thin (BMI < 18.5), while 18 percent of women are considered overweight or obese (BMI > 25.0). Women age 15-19 are more likely to be thin (15 percent) than older women (8 percent or less). Rural women and women in the Northern and Eastern regions are also more likely to have a low BMI” (167). “The proportion of women with an overweight or obese BMI increases with age and wealth. For example, the ...more
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Strategic interventions with direct impact on women include strengthening and scaling up Community-Based Nutrition Programmes (CBNPs) to prevent and manage malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers" (31)
June 28, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"'Women are the most vulnerable during drought because it is their duty to fetch water and provide food for the family,' said Varsha Deshpande, a lawyer and women's rights activist in Maharashtra state, one of the worst hit by the drought. 'She is the first to wake up, she walks the farthest to fetch water, she eats last - and probably the least, and she sleeps last. This takes a toll on her health, her menstrual cycle, and affects her reproductive cycle,' she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As crops wither and livestock perish, tens of thousands of people are migrating in search of food, water and jobs, leaving behind ...more
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"One guiding principle of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2014 (FNS) is gender sensitivity and social inclusion. It acknowledges the impact of lack of adequate food and nutrition on women and children. Accordingly, in a targeted manner, it prescribes measures to enhance access to adequate food and nutrition for women" (13).
May 25, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, India
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

"It was very high in some countries, such as Bangladesh, India and Timor-Leste, where over 40 per cent of children, both girls and boys, were found to be underweight...The exceptions to the pattern include Armenia, Bangladesh and India where girls were more underweight than boys by a margin of more than 3 per cent" (41).
May 25, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 2.8, approximately 25% of women were considered obese while less than 20% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 2.8, a little less than 30% of women were considered obese while just under 20% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).