|Title:||[Anthropometrical parameters in infants in Monastir region, Tunisia]|
|Authors:||Ben Salem, K.|
|Abstract:||We evaluated the distribution of anthropometrical parameters in infants in Monastir and compared them with the National Center of Health Statistics reference. Our prospective study included 3033 infants attending primary health care centres for vaccinations who were followed for 18 months. In each visit, we measured weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height. We found a difference between our distribution curve and the NCHS reference. The prevalence of growth retardation increased with age. The prevalence of under-weight and of wasting were less than 10%. Obesity was seen 6.2% of infants aged 3 months and 11.6% aged 9 months|
|Keywords:||National Center for Health Statistics|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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