Childhood Undernutrition within the Dry Zone of Myanamr: Does Geographic Location Influence Health Outcomes?

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Geography
Author Davis, Andrea Nicole
Title Childhood Undernutrition within the Dry Zone of Myanamr: Does Geographic Location Influence Health Outcomes?
Date 2017
Description Food security is dependent on ecological conditions and alterations to local environments, including impacts from climate change. Myanmar is experiencing the second highest rate of extreme weather events in the world and a high level of food insecurity, which threatens the nutritional supply for its population, especially children. The primary purpose of this study is to understand environmental risk factors and develop a visualization tool that captures the spatial distribution of childhood undernutrition within the Dry Zone of Myanmar. Of particular interest is the first 1,000 days of development. This study uses geographic and spatial statistics methods to examine the association of child undernutrition and environmental risk factors in the study area. Results suggest a decrease in stunting and underweight with increased precipitation and increased cultivated land.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Southeast Asian studies; Geography; Nutrition
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Andrea Nicole Davis
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6895pzt
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2019-07-08
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1431843
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6895pzt
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