Year

2020

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics

Abstract

Allergic diseases and malnutrition are two of the most common and earliest developing health issues in early childhood. The high prevalence is concerning because of the implications of allergic diseases and malnutrition on long-term health and well-being of the infants. This study aims to determine the associations of maternal vitamin D status during late pregnancy and feeding practices with the development of allergic diseases and malnutrition in infants during the first year of life.

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