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Gholami M, Dehghan A, Kargar N, Mohammadi P, Moosazadeh M, Hadi zadeh H. Prevalence of malnutrition in children 7-12 years old in Kerman, 2013. JCHR. 2014; 2 (4) :261-266
URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-141-fa.html
غلامی میلاد، دهقان عزیزالله، کارگر نجمه، محمدی پژمان، موسی زاده محمود، هادی زاده هادی. Prevalence of malnutrition in children 7-12 years old in Kerman, 2013. مجله تحقیقات سلامت. 1392; 2 (4) :261-266

URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-141-fa.html

1- ، adehghan@collegian.kmu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Malnutrition remains the most serious children health problem and the most main cause of children mortality in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region. Nearly one-third of children in the region are either underweight or stunted, and more than 30% of the population suffers from micro-nutrient deficiencies.The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of malnutrition among school children in Kerman. Material and Methods: This is a cross–sectional study. The number of 1,056 students recurred in Kerman, in the age range of 7 to12 years were selected by multistage sampling. Children weight for age (W / A), height for age (H / A) and weight for height (W / H) indicators was calculated and were compared with NCHS standard index. Students' height and weight were measured with standard tools. Epi-info and Stata 11 software were used for analysis. Descriptive and chi 2 tests were used to provide a comparison according to (in) gender (sex). Results: Prevalence of Malnutrition based on weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height respectively are 6.06, 5.58 and 75.9 percent and the prevalence average of malnutrition with above indicators respectively are 24.43, 26.04 and 24.90 percent. Comparison of weight-for-age and weight-for-height indices in children showed higher prevalence of malnutrition in girls than boys (P-value<0.05). Conclusion: According to results, prevalence of malnutrition among school children was high in Kerman and must identify the factors creating it, and the necessary planning should be done to eliminate them.
واژه‌های کلیدی: Malnutrition، Children، Kerman
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مروری: پژوهشي | موضوع مقاله: بهداشت عمومی
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