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library name : انستیتو تغذیه دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی
Material Type : Latin Articles
Language of Document : English
Record Number : 61485
Doc. No : 135A
Main Entry : MANDAL G.CH
Title & Author : ASSESSMENT OF OVERALL PREVALENCE OF UNDERNUTRITION USING COMPOSITE INDEX OF ANTHROPOMETRIC FAILURE (CIAF) AMONG PRESCHOOL CHILDREN OF WEST BENGAL, INDIA [Article]
Title : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Volume Number : , Vol.19 ؛ No.3
Date : , (2009)
page : : 237 - 243
Abstract : Objective: Under-nutrition continues to be a primary cause of ill-health and premature mortality among children in developing countries. Present study attempted to assess the overall prevalence of undernutrition using composite index of anthropometric failure )CIAF( among rural preschool children of Arambag, Hooghly District, West Bengal, India.Methods: A total of 1012 rural children )498 boys; 514 girls( aged 2-6 years were measured. Three com-monly used undernutrition indicators, ie, stunting, wasting and underweight, as well as the Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure )CIAF( were used to evaluate the nutritional status of the subjects following internationally accepted cut-off points. For assessing CIAF, Svedberg's model of six groups of children was used.Findings: Among the studied children, 26.6percent, 50.0percent and 63.3percent were stunted, wasted and under weight, respectively. The CIAF showed a higher prevalence of undernutrition of 73.1percent of the studied children suffering from anthropometric failure, in comparison to other three indicators )stunting, underweight and wasting(. Out of six subgroups of CIAF with undernourished children, group C )containing children who are wasted and underweight( is the highest )32.0percent(, more-or less one-third of the studied children and children of group F )stunted only( is the lowest )2.7percent(. Group B )wasting only( and Y )underweight only( show the same prevalence ie 7.2percent and 7.1percent respectively. Children who simultaneously have wasting, stunting and underweight )ie group D( account for 10.7percent. There was no significant age group difference between no failure and CIAF.Conclusion: We found that CIAF may be a better indicator of nutritional stress as compared to the traditional measures of stunting, underweight and wasting. The distinct advantage of the CIAF may be that it can highlight the seriousness and severity of overall undernutrition ie the actual load of undernutrition in a population.
Descriptor : UNDERNUTRITION
Descriptor : STUNTING
Descriptor : UNDERWEIGHT
Descriptor : WASTING
Descriptor : COMPOSITE INDEX OF ANTHROPOMETRIC FAILURE
Descriptor : CIAF
Added Entry : BOSE K
 
 
 
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