Nutritional status of children hospitalized in Tabriz Paediatric Hospital, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2008
AbstractThis study aimed to evaluate the nutritional status of children consecutively admitted as inpatients to Tabriz Paediatric Hospital in the north-west of the Islamic Republic of Iran between June and August 2008. A total of 140 children aged 2-12 years were included. Patients' weight, height and triceps skinfold thickness [TSFT] were measured, and nutritional status was evaluated. Evaluation of weight-for-age, height-for-age, weight-for-height and TSFT showed that 48.6%, 30.7%, 32.2% and 14.3% of the patients, respectively, were malnourished. Malnutrition among hospitalized children is worthy of attention, and effective strategies for systematic screening and treatment of malnutrition need to be developed and implemented
Mahdavi, A.M., Ostadrahimi, A. & Safaiyan, A. (2011). Nutritional status of children hospitalized in Tabriz Paediatric Hospital, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2008. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118075
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (1), 36-40, 2011
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