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Title: New growth charts for Libyan preschool children
Authors: Bordom, J.H.
Billot, L.
Gueguen, R.
Deschamps, J.P.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: To draw up new growth charts for Libyan children under 5 years of age, a cross-sectional survey was carried out in urban and rural areas in 2 regions of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from June 1999 to February 2000. Using WHO cluster sampling methodology, 1473 infants and children of both sexes aged between 0 and 59 months were selected from residential areas, maternal and child health centres, kindergartens and the delivery section of hospitals. Growth charts for weight-for-age, height for-age and weight-for-height were plotted and smoothed, to provide reference curves for clinical, epidemiological and research purposes. In addition, mean Z-scores were analysed by sociodemographic variables collected from interviews with parents. Factors with a strong influence on childhood growth patterns were child's age, mother's education level and sex
Description: 1400-1412
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Body Weight
Body Height
Reference Standards
Parents
Age Factors
Mothers
Educational Status
Sex Factors
Questionnaires
Subject: Growth
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117570
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1406/14_6_2008_1400_1412.pdf
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