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Ingradients of fortified baby food (v412a) [message #28222] Mon, 04 December 2023 05:28 Go to next message
Mahir is currently offline  Mahir
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Registered: September 2023
Dear DHS team,

I was analyzing DHS data on foods and liquids consumed by children. I have DHS data from 8 countries (Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivorie, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Uganda). I had question regarding data on 2 variables

v412a: Gave child fortified baby food (cerelac, etc)

v414s: Gave child other solid, semi-solid food

Is there any information on the ingredients of these two food items? Any information on the ingredients will help us better classify the food item into a particular group.

Warm regards
Re: Ingradients of fortified baby food (v412a) [message #28280 is a reply to message #28222] Thu, 07 December 2023 17:20 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

We do not have any further information about the ingredients. I would suggest that you look at the local translation of the terms but I think they are also generic. For v412a, you could look for marketing information about which brands of baby foods are distributed in the countries. Note that v414s is a residual category, after going through a list of very specific foods, and it usually has only a few responses. Sorry we can't be more helpful. Users from the specific countries may have suggestions.
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