Trends and Inequalities in Young Child Nutrition in Rwanda: Further Analysis of the 2014-15 Demographic and Health Survey

Yourkavitch, Jennifer, Eds.: Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF, (2018)

DHS Further Analysis Reports No. 109 - This report documents trends in key child nutrition indicators in Rwanda. Data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in 2005, 2010, and 2014-15 were analyzed, disaggregated by selected equity-related variables, and tested for trends. Over the survey period, Rwanda had high rates of exclusive breastfeeding, with regional variation. Rates of continued breastfeeding were also high but generally decreased as mother’s education and household wealth increased in all survey years. Complementary feeding practices varied by region, mother’s education, household wealth, urban-rural residence, and sex of the child.


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