Open Access Repository

Age and gender as factors in the distribution of global micronutrient deficiencies


Downloads per month over past year

Webb, P, Nishida, C and Darnton-Hill, I 2007 , 'Age and gender as factors in the distribution of global micronutrient deficiencies' , Nutrition Review, vol. 65, no. 5 , pp. 233-245 , doi: 10.1301/nr.2007.may.233-245.

[img] PDF
4122.pdf | Request a copy
Full text restricted


Although micronutrient deficiency is a global problem, the burden is not evenly shared within affected households. This review suggests that there are important non-linearities in relationships among food intake, sharing, and caring behavior within the household. Since micronutrient status relates to interactions among biological, social, behavioral, economic, and environmental processes, outcomes are not always predictable by age, gender, or location. Understanding such variability is crucial to identifying appropriate solutions. This review represents an exploratory first step toward unmasking population-specific variations that are important for better understanding the nature of micronutrient deficiencies and for improving the focus of public health action.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Webb, P and Nishida, C and Darnton-Hill, I
Journal or Publication Title: Nutrition Review
Publisher: International Life Sciences Institute
ISSN: 0029-6643
DOI / ID Number: 10.1301/nr.2007.may.233-245
Additional Information:

The definitive version is available at

Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page