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Title: Socioeconomic predictors of unconstrained child growth in Muscat, Oman
Authors: Mohamed, A.J.
Onyango, A.W.
de Onis, M.
Prakash, N.
Mabry, R.M.
Alasfoor, D.H.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: We conducted a study to identify socioeconomic factors associated with unconstrained growth among preschoolers in Muscat, Oman. A sample of children born in 1995 and aged 28-43 months was drawn from the Child Health Registers of 2 health care centres. Sociodemographic data were collected by oral interview and maternal and child anthropometry measured. Regression analysis was used to identify socioeconomic indicators and cut-offs associated with unconstrained growth. Children from households with a monthly income > or = 800 Omani rials and mother's education > or = 4 years attained height-for-age levels comparable to the current international growth reference. By screening using this criterion, we could obtain a suitable sample for the World Health Organization Multicentre Growth Reference Study in Muscat
Description: 295-302
Keywords: Anthropometry
Body Height
Body Weight
Child Nutrition Disorders
Child, Preschool
Food Dispensers, Automatic
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Growth Disorders
ISSN: 1020-3397
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