Ongoing Research

Project Title

IABC study - Predictors of neonatal and infant body composition and early infancy growth pattern and its effect on infant health in Jimma, Ethiopia

Principal investigator
Gregers Stig Andersen, PhD student

General Objective
To determine predictors of neonatal body composition and early infancy growth pattern and its effect on health during infancy

Specific objectives

  • To describe neonatal body composition
  • To identify predictors of neonatal body composition
  • To identify predictors -including birth weight of changes body composition from 0 to 6 months
  • To assess the relationship between birth weight and 6 month body composition
  • To assess the relationship between neonatal body composition and infant morbidity or mortality