Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Impact of a cash-for-work programme on food consumption and nutrition among women and children facing food insecurity in rural Bangladesh

CGN Mascie-Taylor, MK Marks, R Goto & R Islam

Volume 88, Number 11, November 2010, 854-860

Table 3. Reported number of days of food consumption by children from households participating in a cash-for-work programme and from control households in the 7 days before the end of a panel study, Bangladesh, 2007

Food type and no. of days consumed Households
Pa
In programme (n = 895) Control (n = 921)
% %
Eggs < 0.001
0 45.5 89.3
1 28.2 7.7
2 18.4 2.2
3 4.5 0.5
4 or more 3.5 0.3
Meat < 0.001
0 80.8 96.7
1 15.0 3.1
2 4.2 0.1
Fish < 0.001
0 7.4 44.8
1 3.9 35.3
2 14.1 17.2
3 21.9 1.6
4 23.9 0.9
5 13.7 0.2
6 7.4 0
7 7.7 0
Cereals < 0.001
0 91.8 76.7
1 2.0 2.4
2 1.6 5.4
3 1.6 3.8
4 or more 3.0 11.7
Pulses < 0.001
0 25.7 62.3
1 23.2 23.2
2 27.3 11.3
3 12.5 1.8
4 or more 11.3 1.3
Green leafy vegetables < 0.001
0 4.9 7.7
1 2.7 7.8
2 13.2 22.6
3 12.7 24.2
4 19.1 19.8
5 11.6 9.6
6 10.8 2.7
7 24.9 5.6
Milk < 0.001
0 70.4 92.0
1 12.1 4.9
2 5.9 1.7
3 2.7 0.5
4 or more 8.9 0.9
Fruit < 0.001
0 87.3 97.2
1 5.6 1.4
2 3.2 0.7
3 or more 3.9 0.8

a The P-values were obtained by comparing the number of days each food type was consumed by children from households participating in a cash-for-work programme and by children from control households using the chi-squared test.

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