Protein-energy malnutrition among preschool children in Oman: results of a national survey
AbstractWe assessed the prevalence of underweight, wasting and stunting among preschool children in Oman from March to December 1999. Within each region, samples of males and females in the age groups 0-5, 6-11, 12-23, 24-35, 36-47 and 48-60 months were drawn from the registers of health institutions and the weight and height/length of the children were measured. The total sample comprised 19 440 children; 9911 males and 9529 females. Data were analysed according to the World Health Organization protocols. The prevalence rates of wasting, stunting and underweight were 7.0%, 10.6% and 17.9% respectively at the national level. There were no sex differences
Alasfoor, D., Elsayed, M.K., Al Qasmi, A.M., Malankar, P., Sheth, M. et al. (2007). Protein-energy malnutrition among preschool children in Oman: results of a national survey. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (5), 1022-1030, 2007 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117343
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (5), 1022-1030, 2007
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