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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE   2014 , Volume 5 , Number 5; Page(s) 653 To 657.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON OF THE WHO CHILD GROWTH STANDARDS WITH THE NCHS FOR ESTIMATION OF MALNUTRITION IN BIRJAND-IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  NAMAKIN KOKAB, SHARIFZADEH GHOLAM REZA*, ZARDAST MAHMOOD, KHOSHMOHABBAT ZEYNAB, SABOORI MAHSA
 
* BIRJAND UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ST. GHAFARY, BIRJAND, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Anthropometric indices are widely used to assess the health and nutritional status of children The aim of the present study was determination of malnutrition and compare estimates of under nutrition among young children under 2 years of age from Birjand city of Iran using WHO growth standard and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) references.
Methods: The cross-sectional descriptive study conducted on 822 children under 2 years of age mean z scores for weight-for-age and height-for-age and prevalence underweight, stunting and wasting were calculated using the new WHO growth standards and compared with NCHS references.
Results: Compared with NCHS reference, the mean height for age were lower and mean weight for age scores were almost similar using the WHO standards. Prevalence underweight, stunting, and wasting using WHO standards were 5.2 - 8.2% and 1.9%, respectively, compared to 6.5 - 37.3% and 1% based on the NCHS references.
Conclusions: Using WHO standards resulted differences in mean z score for height for age and changes in prevalence of stunting compared with NCHS references in Birjand city children.

 
Keyword(s): BIRJAND, CHILDREN, STUNTING, UNDERWEIGHT, WASTING, WHO GROWTH STANDARDS
 
 
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NAMAKIN, K., & SHARIFZADEH, G., & ZARDAST, M., & KHOSHMOHABBAT, Z., & SABOORI, M. (2014). COMPARISON OF THE WHO CHILD GROWTH STANDARDS WITH THE NCHS FOR ESTIMATION OF MALNUTRITION IN BIRJAND-IRAN. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 5(5), 653-657. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=408697



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NAMAKIN KOKAB, SHARIFZADEH GHOLAM REZA, ZARDAST MAHMOOD, KHOSHMOHABBAT ZEYNAB, SABOORI MAHSA. COMPARISON OF THE WHO CHILD GROWTH STANDARDS WITH THE NCHS FOR ESTIMATION OF MALNUTRITION IN BIRJAND-IRAN. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. 2014 [cited 2021May18];5(5):653-657. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=408697



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NAMAKIN, K., SHARIFZADEH, G., ZARDAST, M., KHOSHMOHABBAT, Z., SABOORI, M., 2014. COMPARISON OF THE WHO CHILD GROWTH STANDARDS WITH THE NCHS FOR ESTIMATION OF MALNUTRITION IN BIRJAND-IRAN. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, [online] 5(5), pp.653-657. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=408697.



 
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