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Title: Nutritional status of Yemeni schoolchildren in Al-Mahweet Governorate
Authors: Raja'a, Y.A.
Sulaiman, S.M.
Elkarib, S.A.
Mubarak, J.S.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: The nutritional status of 948 children selected randomly from Al-Mahweet Governorate schools was investigated. Age range was 5-18 years with a mean of 10.6 +/- 2.8 years. Among the children, 3.4% had depleted iron and 43.4% had below average skin-fold thickness. Approximately half of the children were either stunted or chronically underweight and 1 child in 20 was underfed. Depleted fat stores affected two-fifths of the children and approximately one-fifth were anaemic. Urban residents scored significantly higher on nutritional parameters than rural children. Serum ferritin levels were significantly greater among males than females whereas mean height-for-age, weight-for-age and skin-fold thickness were lower
Description: 204-210
Keywords: Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Body Composition
Child Nutrition Disorders
Child, Preschool
Nutrition Assessment
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Subject: Nutritional Status
ISSN: 1020-3397
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