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Prevalence of Food Insecurity in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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(2016) Prevalence of Food Insecurity in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Archives of Iranian Medicine. pp. 288-294. ISSN 1029-2977

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Abstract

Background: Food security is one of the main factors of individual and social health. It is of such importance that the World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced it as one of the Millennium Development Goals. This study aimed to report the prevalence of food insecurity in Iran. Methods: We searched English databases including; Scopus, Ovid, Web of Science, PubMed and Google Scholar and also Iranian databases; SID, Magiran and IranMedex for words Iran, food insecurity, and prevalence up to August 2015. The pooled food insecurity prevalence was calculated using Der-Simonian test. All analyses were performed using random effects model with 95 Cl. We assessed heterogeneity of the studies using sub-group and meta-regression analyses. Results: A total of 31 studies were included. The prevalence of food insecurity was 49 among households (95 CI: 40 59), 67 in children (95 CI: 63 70), 61 in mothers (95 CI: 35 88), 49 in adolescents (95 CI: 33 66) and 65 in the elderly (95 CI: 44 86). Conclusion: The prevalence of food insecurity is high in Iran. Fiscal policies should promote the nutritional knowledge of household members and also support the households to meet their nutritional needs. This plan should give priority to mid and low socioeconomic groups.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Behzadifar, M.UNSPECIFIED
Behzadifar, M.UNSPECIFIED
Abdi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Malekzadeh, R.UNSPECIFIED
Salmani, M. A.UNSPECIFIED
Ghoreishinia, G.UNSPECIFIED
Falahi, E.UNSPECIFIED
Mirzaei, M.UNSPECIFIED
Biranvand, N. S.UNSPECIFIED
Sayehmiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Food insecurity Iran meta-analysis nutrition urban assistance households security families crisis women General & Internal Medicine
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Page Range: pp. 288-294
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 19
Number: 4
ISSN: 1029-2977
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/477

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