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dc.contributorHameida, J.EN
dc.contributorBillot, L.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:12:03Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:12:03Z
dc.date.issued2002EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0802_3/emhj_2002_8_2_3_261_271.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119159
dc.description261-271EN
dc.description.abstractThis cross-sectional study examined the growth and nutritional status of Libyan preschool children and the socioeconomic status of their parents in 2000 and compared the results with those of a similar study conducted in 1979. The investigation involved 1614 healthy children of both sexes under 5 years of age in two regions of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Simple random sampling and cluster sampling techniques were used to enlist participants. Body weight, height, and head and arm circumference of the children were recorded and mothers were interviewed about their child's health and the socioeconomic status of the family. Significant improvements in nutritional status since 1979 were found that could be attributable to factors such as socioeconomic development, longer breastfeeding, greater availability of high energy foods, supplementation with semi-solid or solid foods and heavy government subsidy of basic foodsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectAnthropometryEN
dc.subjectBreast FeedingEN
dc.subjectChild WelfareEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectFood SupplyEN
dc.subjectInfant FoodEN
dc.subjectNutrition AssessmentEN
dc.subjectNutrition SurveysEN
dc.subjectPopulation SurveillanceEN
dc.subject.meshChild Nutrition DisordersEN
dc.titleNutritional status of Libyan children in 2000 compared with 1979EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (‎2-3)‎, 261-271, 2002


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