EPAR Technical Report #166
Thu, 10/06/2011
Amy Pennington
Travis Reynolds
Kristen Holway
C. Leigh Anderson
Mary Kay Gugerty

This is "Section H" of a report that presents estimates and summary statistics from the 2008/2009 wave of the Tanzania National Panel Survey (TZNPS), part of the Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA). We present our analysis of nutrition and malnutrition, and of the variation across agricultural and non-agricultural households, gender, age, and zones. For example, we find that stunting (low height for age) was the most prevalent indicator of malnutrition, with 43% of the under-five population categorized in the moderate to severe range, while less than 17% children under the age of five were reported to be underweight (low weight for age). A higher proportion of children in female-headed households experienced stunting (46% versus 42% in male-headed households) and were underweight (19% versus 16% in male-headed households).


The other reports in our series analyzing data from the 2008-2009 wave of the TZNPS include:

Research Topic Category: 
Household Well-Being & Equity
Food Security & Nutrition
Geographic focus: 
East Africa Region and Selected Countries

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