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dc.contributorAl Kubaisy, W.EN
dc.contributorAl Rubaiy, M.G.EN
dc.contributorNassief, H.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:14:21Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:14:21Z
dc.date.issued2002EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0804_5/emhj_2002_8_4_5_496_502.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119191
dc.description496-502EN
dc.description.abstractTo determine the impact of sanctions on the nutritional status of Iraqi children aged < 6 years, a random sample of 700 patients [‎age range: 0-6 years]‎ from the Saddam Paediatric Hospital, Diyala Province, Iraq were examined ophthalmologically for evidence of xerophthalmia. Data on the history of infection, feeding and night blindness were also collected. The prevalence of xerophthalmia was 29%, mostly among children aged 1-3 years. Xerophthalmia was significantly inversely associated with breastfeeding and highly associated with common childhood infections such as measles, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infection. Xerophthalmia is a common problem among sick Iraqi children. Efforts to identify, evaluate and monitor vitamin A deficiency and to advocate and plan its eradication should be implementedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAge DistributionEN
dc.subjectBreast FeedingEN
dc.subjectChild Nutrition DisordersEN
dc.subjectChild, HospitalizedEN
dc.subjectChild, PreschoolEN
dc.subjectComorbidityEN
dc.subjectDiarrheaEN
dc.subjectMeaslesEN
dc.subjectNutrition SurveysEN
dc.subjectRespiratory Tract InfectionsEN
dc.subject.meshXerophthalmiaEN
dc.titleXerophthalmia among hospitalized Iraqi childrenEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (‎4-5)‎, 496-502, 2002


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