TitleFactors Influencing Maternal Nutrition in Rural Nepal: An Exploratory Research Project.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSchumer, JE, Bernell, S, Bovbjerg, VE, Long, ML
JournalHealth care for women international
Date Published10/2013

In this pilot project we examined factors contributing to maternal nutrition among women of child-bearing age in the Western Region of Nepal. We found that rural women are interested in learning about nutrition regardless of educational attainment and that level of education is strongly associated with interest in learning about nutrition (p < .001). Although the majority of women with no education expressed interest in learning about nutrition (71%), a substantial percentage (22%) were not interested. Education and the teaching of basic health messages may hold important benefits for improving maternal and child health.