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Journal:   NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCES RESEARCH   NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014 , Volume 1 , Number SUPPL. (1); Page(s) 162 To 163.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS, SOUTH- EAST OF IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  KARAJIBANI M.*, SHAYKHEI M., MONTAZERIFAR F., EFTEKHARENIA M.
 
* ZAHEDAN HEALTH PROMOTION RESEARCH CENTER AND NUTRITION DEPARTMENT, ZAHEDAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES, ZAHEDAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: The present study was conducted in rural area of Sistan and Baluchistan province, south-east of Iran with aim of determine the prevalence of underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obesity among children.
Methods: 1570 children was selected from all children under 6 years covered by healthy and treatment centers.
Body weight and height were measured using standard methods. Determination of malnutrition performed based on WHO, NCHS and CDC standard.
Results: The result showed that, based on NCHS and WHO standard: 21.1% and 19.4%, 28.2% and 32.1%, 7.5% and 9.4% of children were underweight, stunted and wasted respectively. The peak of malnutrition based on stunting was more than underweight and wasting. According to CDC standard, the prevalence of overweight and obesity was 4.2% and obesity 4.1% respectively.
Conclusion: This study revealed, underweight, stunting and wasting represents different processes of malnutrition which have different risk factors. Overweight and obesity are not major problem inthe children.

 
Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMETRY, MALNUTRITION, CHILDREN, SISTAN AND BALUCHISTAN, IRAN
 
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