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Nutritional status and the characteristics related to malnutrition in children under five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam.
J Prev Med Public Health. 2008 Jul; 41(4):232-40.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study was conducted to assess the nutritional status and characteristics related to malnutrition in children less than five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam.

METHODS

In this study, which was conducted in November 2007, 650 child-mother pairs were selected using a two-stage cluster sampling methodology. A structured questionnaire was then administered to the mothers in their home settings. Anthropometric measurement was then used to determine if children were underweight (weight-for-age), wasting (weight-for-height) and stunting (height-for-age) based on reference data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)/World Health Organization (WHO). Logistic regression analysis was then used to describe the hierarchical relationships between potential risk factors and malnutrition.

RESULTS

The mean Z-scores for weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height were -1.46 (95% CI=-1.57, -1.35), -1.44 (95% CI=-1.56, -1.32) and -0.71 (95% CI=-0.82, -0.60), respectively. Of the children included in this study, 193 (31.8%) were underweight, 269 (44.3%) were stunting and 72 (11.9%) were wasting. Region of residence, the mother's level of education and occupation, household size, number of children in the family, weight at birth and duration of exclusive breastfeeding were found to be significantly related to malnutrition.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings of this study indicate that malnutrition is still an important problem among children less than five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam. In addition, maternal, socio-economic and environment factors were found to be significant factors for malnutrition among children under five.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18664729

Citation

Hien, Nguyen Ngoc, and Sin Kam. "Nutritional Status and the Characteristics Related to Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years of Age in Nghean, Vietnam." Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health = Yebang Uihakhoe Chi, vol. 41, no. 4, 2008, pp. 232-40.
Hien NN, Kam S. Nutritional status and the characteristics related to malnutrition in children under five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam. J Prev Med Public Health. 2008;41(4):232-40.
Hien, N. N., & Kam, S. (2008). Nutritional status and the characteristics related to malnutrition in children under five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health = Yebang Uihakhoe Chi, 41(4), 232-40. https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2008.41.4.232
Hien NN, Kam S. Nutritional Status and the Characteristics Related to Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years of Age in Nghean, Vietnam. J Prev Med Public Health. 2008;41(4):232-40. PubMed PMID: 18664729.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutritional status and the characteristics related to malnutrition in children under five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam. AU - Hien,Nguyen Ngoc, AU - Kam,Sin, PY - 2008/7/31/pubmed PY - 2008/10/22/medline PY - 2008/7/31/entrez SP - 232 EP - 40 JF - Journal of preventive medicine and public health = Yebang Uihakhoe chi JO - J Prev Med Public Health VL - 41 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to assess the nutritional status and characteristics related to malnutrition in children less than five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam. METHODS: In this study, which was conducted in November 2007, 650 child-mother pairs were selected using a two-stage cluster sampling methodology. A structured questionnaire was then administered to the mothers in their home settings. Anthropometric measurement was then used to determine if children were underweight (weight-for-age), wasting (weight-for-height) and stunting (height-for-age) based on reference data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)/World Health Organization (WHO). Logistic regression analysis was then used to describe the hierarchical relationships between potential risk factors and malnutrition. RESULTS: The mean Z-scores for weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height were -1.46 (95% CI=-1.57, -1.35), -1.44 (95% CI=-1.56, -1.32) and -0.71 (95% CI=-0.82, -0.60), respectively. Of the children included in this study, 193 (31.8%) were underweight, 269 (44.3%) were stunting and 72 (11.9%) were wasting. Region of residence, the mother's level of education and occupation, household size, number of children in the family, weight at birth and duration of exclusive breastfeeding were found to be significantly related to malnutrition. CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study indicate that malnutrition is still an important problem among children less than five years of age in Nghean, Vietnam. In addition, maternal, socio-economic and environment factors were found to be significant factors for malnutrition among children under five. SN - 1975-8375 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18664729/Nutritional_status_and_the_characteristics_related_to_malnutrition_in_children_under_five_years_of_age_in_Nghean_Vietnam_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2008.41.4.232 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -