Growth of preschool children in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: regional and sociodemographic differences
AbstractThis cross-sectional study was performed in two regions of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. The aim was to study the growth and nutritional status of children under 5 years of age and the effect of socioeconomic factors on child development. Anthropometric indices [weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height] differed in the two regions. The prevalence of stunting was significantly higher among children from mainly rural Al Jabel Al Garby [6.1%] than those from urban Tripoli [2.5%]. The z-scores that correlated strongly with under-nutrition included: mother's education, child's age and sex, and region. Stunting was significantly related to age and region and to maternal education level and family size. Wasting was highly correlated with maternal education
Hameida, J., Billot, L. & Deschamps, J.P. (2002). Growth of preschool children in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: regional and sociodemographic differences. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119187
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (4-5), 458-469, 2002
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World Health Organization. Biologicals Unit; WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1984 : Geneva, Switzerland) (WHO/BS/84.1453. Unpublished, 1984)