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Maternal cultural participation and child health status in a Middle Eastern context: Evidence from an urban health study

Show simple item record Khawaja M. Barazi R. Linos N.
dc.contributor.editor 2007 2017-10-18T13:30:55Z 2017-10-18T13:30:55Z 2007
dc.identifier 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2006.00660.x
dc.identifier.issn 3051862
dc.description.abstract Background: The negative effect of poverty on child health has been well established. However, rapid urbanization in developing countries prompts new research questions relating to socio-cultural practices and other related variables in these settings. Objective: To examine the association between maternal cultural participation and child health status in impoverished neighbourhoods of Beirut, Lebanon. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 1241 mothers withchildren aged less than 5years was conducted from randomly selected households in three impoverished neighbourhoods of diverse ethnic and religious make-up. The outcome variable was child health status (good-bad) as assessed by the mother. Maternal variables, including cultural participation, education, demographic and environmental-structural factors, were studied. Descriptive statistics and bivariate associations were provided using Pearson's chi-square tests. Unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios were then obtained from binary logistic regression models. Results: Two indicators of maternal cultural participation, namely watching entertaining television and attending movies-art exhibitions, were found to be significantly associated with child health status after controlling for other risk factors. The quality of water, the quality of local health services and maternal education were also significantly associated with child health status. Household income, child gender and household dampness had no significant association with child health status in this context. Conclusion: Maternal cultural participation wasa significant predictor of child health status in impoverished urban communities. Improving child health through culturally focused interventions for mothers, especially in deprived areas, may be greatly important. © 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.format.extent Pages: (117-125)
dc.language English
dc.publisher OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Child: Care, Health and Development; Publication Year: 2007; Volume: 33; no. 2; Pages: (117-125);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Maternal cultural participation and child health status in a Middle Eastern context: Evidence from an urban health study
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Khawaja, M., Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Barazi, R., Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Linos, N., Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Khawaja, M.; Center for Research on Population and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Center for Research on Population and Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Center for Research on Population and Health
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khawaja, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Barazi, R
dc.contributor.authorInitials Linos, N
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Khawaja, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, Fac Hlth Sci, Box 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 6
dc.description.citedWOSCount 6
dc.format.extentCount 9
dc.identifier.coden CCHDD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 17291314
dc.identifier.scopusID 33846882166
dc.publisher.address 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Child Care Health Dev.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 2
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Child: Care, Health and Development
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Child Care Health Dev.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 33
dc.source.ID WOS:000243973200002
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Child health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Cultural capital
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Health services
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Lebanon
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Poverty
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Urbanization
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex chi square test
dc.subject.otherIndex child health
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural factor
dc.subject.otherIndex educational status
dc.subject.otherIndex family size
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex health care quality
dc.subject.otherIndex health status
dc.subject.otherIndex household
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex income
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex life satisfaction
dc.subject.otherIndex logistic regression analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex maternal age
dc.subject.otherIndex poverty
dc.subject.otherIndex preschool child
dc.subject.otherIndex priority journal
dc.subject.otherIndex risk factor
dc.subject.otherIndex social capital
dc.subject.otherIndex urban population
dc.subject.otherIndex water quality
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Child, Preschool
dc.subject.otherIndex Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject.otherIndex Educational Status
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Status
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Infant
dc.subject.otherIndex Infant, Newborn
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Leisure Activities
dc.subject.otherIndex Life Style
dc.subject.otherIndex Logistic Models
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Maternal Behavior
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Poverty Areas
dc.subject.otherIndex Refugees
dc.subject.otherIndex Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject.otherIndex Urban Health
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus NUTRITIONAL-STATUS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus RISK-FACTORS
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus OVERWEIGHT
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus POVERTY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus LIFE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CARE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychology, Developmental
dc.subject.otherWOS Pediatrics

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