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Household sanitation and personal hygiene practices are associated with child stunting in rural India: a cross-sectional analysis of surveys
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  • Published on:
    An Analysis of House hold sanitation and personal hygiene practices are associated with child stunting in rural India: across-sectional analysis of Surveys...

    Dear Editor:
    This is a response to the article Household Sanitation personal Hygiene practices are
    associated with child stunting in rural India: Cross-sectional analysis of surveys, published May
    19, 2015. I must add that the research conducted was quite astonishing. The correlation between
    water, sanitation, and hygiene practices in the study revealed that a lack of basic amenities can be
    detrimental to future generations. The studies that were conducted by previous research focused
    more on nutritional deficits than the environment itself which has proven to be a contributor to
    the increasing numbers of children that experience stunt in growth. When a mother gives birth
    one of the primary concerns that healthcare provides have is the weight of the child. In this
    study, one of the first people to be identified as the blame for the stunt in a child’s impairment is
    the mother. Stating that during the pregnancy the mother did not have a proper dietary intake to
    facilitate a healthy baby. However, there is no considers for mothers that simply cannot avoid
    eating healthy during their pregnancy.
    Furthermore, the study indicated that India is a hotspot when it comes to child stunting,
    but in poor countries, this can be likely because people cannot afford the finer things in life. I
    agree with the author despite mother reporting that they participated in handwashing techniques
    before f...

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    None declared.
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    Re: Household sanitation and personal hygiene practices are associated with child stunting in rural India: a cross-sectional analysis of surveys

    The association of child stunting and water, sanitation and hygiene is an eye opening study. Concentration has been on what the child is missing from their diet, without really auditing how their surrounding would affect the ultimate absorption of these nutrients in their bodies. The study identifies diarrhoea and other water borne, water washed and other contact diseases as affecting the alimentary canal of the children...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.