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Effect of family size and income on the biochemical indices of urban school children of Bangladesh.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 1992 Jul; 46(7):465-73.EJ

Abstract

The relationship between family size and income and the biochemical indices of 242 children (aged from 5 to 12 years) from five schools in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, was investigated. Socio-economic data were collected by questionnaire and blood samples were drawn by visiting each school on a prefixed date. Mean levels of all measures, except for serum zinc, fell within the normal range. Older boys, but not girls (10-12 years of age) had statistically significantly higher haemoglobin, serum protein and serum vitamin A levels compared with those of the younger boys (5-9 years of age). The children were divided into three family size groups (small, up to 4 members; medium, 5-7 members; and large, 8 or more) to investigate the effect of family size on the biochemical data. The children from smaller families showed significantly higher levels of haemoglobin and serum vitamin A compared with the children from large families. For serum protein, copper and zinc, there was no statistically significant difference between the children of different family size groups. To analyse the effect of family income, children were divided into three income groups (low, up to taka 2000; medium, taka 2001-4500; and high, 4501 or more). The children from the low family income group had significantly lower serum protein (7.5 g/100 ml) and haemoglobin (13.4 g/100 ml) levels compared with those of the children from the high family income group (for protein, 7.7 g/100 ml and haemoglobin, 14.1 g/100 ml).(

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Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1623851

Citation

Ahmed, F, et al. "Effect of Family Size and Income On the Biochemical Indices of Urban School Children of Bangladesh." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 46, no. 7, 1992, pp. 465-73.
Ahmed F, Mohiduzzaman M, Barua S, et al. Effect of family size and income on the biochemical indices of urban school children of Bangladesh. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1992;46(7):465-73.
Ahmed, F., Mohiduzzaman, M., Barua, S., Shaheen, N., Margetts, B. M., & Jackson, A. A. (1992). Effect of family size and income on the biochemical indices of urban school children of Bangladesh. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 46(7), 465-73.
Ahmed F, et al. Effect of Family Size and Income On the Biochemical Indices of Urban School Children of Bangladesh. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1992;46(7):465-73. PubMed PMID: 1623851.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effect of family size and income on the biochemical indices of urban school children of Bangladesh. AU - Ahmed,F, AU - Mohiduzzaman,M, AU - Barua,S, AU - Shaheen,N, AU - Margetts,B M, AU - Jackson,A A, PY - 1992/7/1/pubmed PY - 1992/7/1/medline PY - 1992/7/1/entrez KW - Age Distribution KW - Age Factors KW - Asia KW - Bangladesh KW - Biology KW - Child KW - Child Nutrition KW - Child, Female KW - Child, Male KW - Data Collection KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Economic Factors KW - Examinations And Diagnoses KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Size KW - Health KW - Hemic System KW - Hemoglobin Level--analysis KW - Income KW - Laboratory Examinations And Diagnoses KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Indexes KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Research Methodology KW - Serum Copper Level--analysis KW - Serum Zinc Level--analysis KW - Sex Factors KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Southern Asia KW - Urban Population KW - Vitamin A--analysis KW - Vitamins KW - Youth SP - 465 EP - 73 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 46 IS - 7 N2 - The relationship between family size and income and the biochemical indices of 242 children (aged from 5 to 12 years) from five schools in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, was investigated. Socio-economic data were collected by questionnaire and blood samples were drawn by visiting each school on a prefixed date. Mean levels of all measures, except for serum zinc, fell within the normal range. Older boys, but not girls (10-12 years of age) had statistically significantly higher haemoglobin, serum protein and serum vitamin A levels compared with those of the younger boys (5-9 years of age). The children were divided into three family size groups (small, up to 4 members; medium, 5-7 members; and large, 8 or more) to investigate the effect of family size on the biochemical data. The children from smaller families showed significantly higher levels of haemoglobin and serum vitamin A compared with the children from large families. For serum protein, copper and zinc, there was no statistically significant difference between the children of different family size groups. To analyse the effect of family income, children were divided into three income groups (low, up to taka 2000; medium, taka 2001-4500; and high, 4501 or more). The children from the low family income group had significantly lower serum protein (7.5 g/100 ml) and haemoglobin (13.4 g/100 ml) levels compared with those of the children from the high family income group (for protein, 7.7 g/100 ml and haemoglobin, 14.1 g/100 ml).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1623851/Effect_of_family_size_and_income_on_the_biochemical_indices_of_urban_school_children_of_Bangladesh_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -