Socioeconomic predictors of unconstrained child growth in Muscat, Oman
AbstractWe conducted a study to identify socioeconomic factors associated with unconstrained growth among preschoolers in Muscat, Oman. A sample of children born in 1995 and aged 28-43 months was drawn from the Child Health Registers of 2 health care centres. Sociodemographic data were collected by oral interview and maternal and child anthropometry measured. Regression analysis was used to identify socioeconomic indicators and cut-offs associated with unconstrained growth. Children from households with a monthly income > or = 800 Omani rials and mother's education > or = 4 years attained height-for-age levels comparable to the current international growth reference. By screening using this criterion, we could obtain a suitable sample for the World Health Organization Multicentre Growth Reference Study in Muscat
Mohamed, A.J., Onyango, A.W., de Onis, M., Prakash, N., Mabry, R.M. et al. (2004). Socioeconomic predictors of unconstrained child growth in Muscat, Oman. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (3), 295-302, 2004 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119411
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (3), 295-302, 2004
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World Health Organization. Biologicals Unit; WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (1984 : Geneva, Switzerland) (WHO/BS/84.1453. Unpublished, 1984)