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dc.contributorRadi, S.M.EN
dc.contributorEl Sayed, N.A.EN
dc.contributorNofal, L.M.EN
dc.contributorAbdeen, Z.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:02:15Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:02:15Z
dc.date.issued2013EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/03/EMHJ_2013_19_3_234_241.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118406
dc.description234 - 241EN
dc.description.abstractThis cross-sectional, community-based, household survey was carried out in Gaza City, Palestine during the first half of 2009 to study the nutritional status of Palestinian preschool children aged 2-5 years under blockade. The response rate was 95.2% from a total sample of 770. The majority [‎94.4%]‎ of households faced difficulties accessing food, the main cause was the siege and the shortage of food products; and the majority [‎85.5%]‎ were food insecure households. Just over 50% of the preschoolers were anaemic, 26.8% of those who had a stool test had parasitic infections, and 15.0 were stunted. Food insecurity was the first predictor of stunting and underweight, and malnutrition indicators indicate the worst situation in the Gaza Strip for several decadesEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectChild, PreschoolEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectFamily CharacteristicsEN
dc.subjectFoodEN
dc.subjectFood SupplyEN
dc.subjectAnemiaEN
dc.subjectAnthropometryEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectMalnutritionEN
dc.subjectThinnessEN
dc.subject.meshNutritional StatusEN
dc.titleOngoing deterioration of the nutritional status of Palestinian preschool children in Gaza under the Israeli siegeEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (‎3)‎, 234 - 241, 2013


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