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Latest items for CIWM-DATA-1

April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"As for the issue of obesity, about which the information is sketchy in Italy because there is no national surveillance system on this phenomenon, the figures released by ISTAT reported that 8.7% of women are obese, mostly housewives" (92).
March 31, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Nearly half of Pakistani mothers face malnutrition and almost 40% of children under five are stunted" (para 11).
Feb. 18, 2021, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

“The girls eventually work up to consuming 16,000 calories a day” (para 6). “And even when food is plentiful, some family members will go without to make sure the girls eat as much as possible” (para 7) This implies that other family members (including men) eat fewer calories by comparison (JCE- CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 25.4 while for a female (18+ years) was 26.7 in 2016."
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

""The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 22.2 while for a female (18+ years) was 23.5 in 2016."
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 27.4 while for a female (18+ years) was 26.1 in 2016."
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 26.8 while for a female (18+ years) was 29 in 2016."
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 27.9 while for a female (18+ years) was 27 in 2016."
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 27.7 while for a female (18+ years) was 28.4 in 2016."
Sept. 12, 2020, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for a male (18+ years) was 22.3 while for a female (18+ years) was 23.7 in 2016."
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

Twenty-three percent of women age 15-49 are thin, 21 percent are overweight or obese, and 56 percent have a BMI in the normal range. Eleven percent of women age 15-49 years have a height below 145 cm (300). "Twenty percent of men age 15-49 are thin, 19 percent are overweight or obese, and 61 percent have a BMI in the normal range. The mean body mass index for men (21.8) is similar to that of women (21.9)" (301).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"60% of women have a normal BMI, while 12% are thin and 28% are overweight or obese; the mean BMI among women is 23.3. One percent of women are of short stature" (267). "The proportion of women age 15-49 who are thin has remained stable over the past 10 years at 12%. On the other hand, the proportion of women who are overweight or obese has increased during that period, from 22% in 2008 to 28% in 2018" (267). "In general, the prevalence of short stature decreases with increasing education and wealth, while the prevalence of overweight or obesity rises with increasing education and wealth. For example, 49% of women...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Forty-three percent of women have a normal BMI, whereas 54% are overweight or obese and 3% are thin . . . Women’s mean BMI (26.3 kg/m2) falls within the range considered as overweight" (pg205).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Overall, 5% of ever-married women are shorter than 145 cm. A total of 9% of women are underweight, 39% have normal BMI, 30% are overweight, and 22% are obese. The mean BMI is 25.7%" (218).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The women’s mean BMI is 25.4" (162). "Results show that men are less likely to be overweight or obese than women; only slightly more than one-third of men (35%) are either overweight or obese (BMI over 24.9), while half (51%) are of normal weight (BMI between 18.5 and 24.9), and 14% are thin (BMI below 18.5). The mean BMI for men age 15-49 is 23.5" (163).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI is 29.2 for women and 23.6 for men. Based on BMI cutoffs, two-thirds (68%) of women are overweight or obese, 3% are underweight, and 30% are in the normal range. In contrast, just under one-third of men (31%) are overweight or obese, 10% are underweight, and the majority (59%) have a BMI in the normal range" (298).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"27% of women and 25% of men age 15-49 are underweight" (pg 179). "Twenty-seven percent of women are underweight, 64% have a normal BMI, 8% are overweight, and 2% are obese (Table 11.12.1 and Figure 11.8)" (pg 187). Wealthier households tend to have a higher percentage of obesity (MM - CODER COMMENT) "Twenty-six percent of men are underweight, 68% have a normal BMI, 5% are overweight, and 1% are obese" (pg 188).
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Table 11.10.1 shows that 35 percent of women age 15-49 in Zimbabwe are overweight or obese. Six percent of women are thin, and 59 percent have a BMI in the normal range. One percent of women are shorter than 145 cm" (196). "The ZDHS collected anthropometric data on heightand weight for 89 percent of men age 15-49 interviewed in the survey. Overall, 75 percent of men age 15-49 have a BMI in the normal range, 13 percent are thin, and 12 percent are overweight or obese (Table 11.10.2)" (197).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Almost 7 in 10 women age 15-49 (68%) have a normal BMI; 9% are thin, and 24% are overweight or obese (Table 11.12.1 and Figure 11.7)" (202). "Almost 8 in 10 men age 15-49 (78%) have a normal BMI; 14% are thin, and 9% are overweight or obese (Table 11.12.2 and Figure 11.7)" (203).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Twenty-one percent of women in Malawi are overweight or obese, 7% are thin, and 72% have a BMI in the normal range" (168).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for women age 15-49 is 25.3, which falls in the overweight BMI classification" (169).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean body mass index (BMI) is 25.4 for women age 15-49 and 29.8 for women age 50-59. Half of women age 15-49 have a normal BMI, 4% are thin and 45% are overweight or obese (Table 10.11.1 and Figure 10.9)" (164). "Men’s BMI is similar to that of women. The mean BMI is 25.6 for men age 15-49 and 28.3 for men age 50-59. Among men 15-59 years old, 39% have a normal BMI, 2% are thin, and almost 60% are overweight or obese (Table 10.11.2)" (165).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The mean BMI for women age 15-49 is 24.3, which falls in the normal BMI classification" (170).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The women’s mean BMI is 20.7. . . Anthropometric data were also collected on the height and weight for men age 15-49 interviewed in the survey. These data were used to calculate the BMI by using the same formula used for women. The mean BMI for men age 15-49 is 19.6" (198).
Jan. 2, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Girls as young as five years old are sent to fattening farms in Mauritania where they are forced to consume thousands of calories each day. These “fat camps” are run by elderly women known as “fatteners” whose main goals is to ensure these little girls are fed as many calories as possible in order to gain weight. In an interview with CNN correspondent Mohamed Yahya Abdul Wedoud, Mariam Mint Ahmed, who is 25, shares her experience with the leblouh practice. She recalls that girls who don’t finish the fattening meals put before them can be punished. One method, according to Mint Ahmed, is to tie a girl’s toes to sticks...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Nearly six women out of ten (57%) have a BMI within the normal range, but 36% are overweight or obese" (page 147). "We generally use as a threshold the value of 18.5 [for BMI] to indicate a chronic energy deficit. On the other hand, to indicate overweight, the benchmark is 25 or higher. We excluded pregnant women and those who gave birth in the two months preceding the survey from the calculation of the index. Results are presented in Table 11.9. We note that approximately 3% of women age 15-49 are under 145 centimeters tall, which is considered a critical level. This proportion is highest among women age 15-19 (3%),...more
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Women aged 65 and older are about as likely as women overall to report that they eat at least five servings of fruits or vegetables per day (20.4 percent of older women and 19.9 percent of all women say they eat this amount of fruits and vegetables). Older women are the most likely to say they eat five or more fruits or vegetables per day if they live in California (30.6 percent) or Oregon (27.6 percent) and least likely to do so if they live in Louisiana (9.8 percent) or Tennessee (10.2 percent)" (202)
May 31, 2018, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"According to findings from the survey, 3% of women are of too short stature. Ten percent of women are thin, with 3% defined as moderately or severely thin (BMI <17). The majority (62%) of women have a BMI in the normal range, while more than a quarter are overweight (18%) or obese (10%). The prevalence of undernutrition percentage in women remained virtually unchanged between the 2004-05 TDHS and the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS (Figure 11.9). In contrast, the prevalence of overnutrition (overweight or obese) increased from 18% in 2004-05 to 28% in 2015-16. Patterns by background characteristics: Women aged 15-19 are more likely to be thin (18%) than those in other age...more
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1, IM-DATA-1, PPWA-DATA-1

"Access to health care was a significant problem in the indigenous comarcas as reflected in high rates of maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition"(24)
Nov. 30, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

"In Pakistan, the provision of take-home rations to girls attending school for at least 20 days a month boosted overall enrollment by 135% from fiscal year 1999 to fiscal year 2004 (WFP 2012, p. 53)"(62)."Private initiatives have sometimes supported take-home rations programs. A cooperative based in the United States, Land O’Lakes, working with funding by the United States Department of Agriculture, launched such a program in March 2010 in the province of Jacobabad, Pakistan. Enrollment rates of girls there were very low at the start of the program, at 36%, and half the girls’ primary schools were reportedly closed due to lack of participation of teachers and pupils. A take-home...more