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Nutritional status and correlation with academic performance among primary school children, northwest Ethiopia.
BMC Res Notes. 2018 Nov 09; 11(1):805.BR

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study aimed to determine the association between nutritional status and academic performance among primary school children in Debre Markos Town, northwest Ethiopia, 2017.

RESULTS

The prevalence of stunting, underweight and wasting were 27.5% (95% CI 23.2-31.9%), 20.4% (95% CI 16.5-24.3%) and 8.7% (95% CI 6.2-11.5%), correspondingly. The low level of educational performance was significantly higher (p < 0.05) among the stunted, underweight and wasted children than that of the normal children. In multivariable logistic regression, age of the child (Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) = 0.177, 95% CI 0.07, 0.4), monthly income less < 1000.00 birr (AOR = 0.05, 95% Cl 0.02, 0.15), stunted children (AOR = 0.21, 95% CI 0.10, 0.43) and under-weight (AOR = 0.63, 95% CI 0.26, 0.84) were associated with academic performance. This study revealed that indicators of undernutrition were prevalent among school-age children. Thus, collaboration between the health and education sectors is required to alleviate the problem.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, PO. Box: +251-269, Debre Markos, Ethiopia. asbia12@gmail.com.College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, PO. Box: +251-269, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, PO. Box: +251-269, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.College of Health Sciences, Debre Markos University, PO. Box: +251-269, Debre Markos, Ethiopia. fasilw.n@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30413190

Citation

Asmare, Biachew, et al. "Nutritional Status and Correlation With Academic Performance Among Primary School Children, Northwest Ethiopia." BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, p. 805.
Asmare B, Taddele M, Berihun S, et al. Nutritional status and correlation with academic performance among primary school children, northwest Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2018;11(1):805.
Asmare, B., Taddele, M., Berihun, S., & Wagnew, F. (2018). Nutritional status and correlation with academic performance among primary school children, northwest Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes, 11(1), 805. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3909-1
Asmare B, et al. Nutritional Status and Correlation With Academic Performance Among Primary School Children, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Res Notes. 2018 Nov 9;11(1):805. PubMed PMID: 30413190.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutritional status and correlation with academic performance among primary school children, northwest Ethiopia. AU - Asmare,Biachew, AU - Taddele,Mekuanint, AU - Berihun,Sileshi, AU - Wagnew,Fasil, Y1 - 2018/11/09/ PY - 2018/07/24/received PY - 2018/11/01/accepted PY - 2018/11/11/entrez PY - 2018/11/11/pubmed PY - 2019/3/12/medline KW - Academic performance KW - Nutritional status KW - School age children SP - 805 EP - 805 JF - BMC research notes JO - BMC Res Notes VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the association between nutritional status and academic performance among primary school children in Debre Markos Town, northwest Ethiopia, 2017. RESULTS: The prevalence of stunting, underweight and wasting were 27.5% (95% CI 23.2-31.9%), 20.4% (95% CI 16.5-24.3%) and 8.7% (95% CI 6.2-11.5%), correspondingly. The low level of educational performance was significantly higher (p < 0.05) among the stunted, underweight and wasted children than that of the normal children. In multivariable logistic regression, age of the child (Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) = 0.177, 95% CI 0.07, 0.4), monthly income less < 1000.00 birr (AOR = 0.05, 95% Cl 0.02, 0.15), stunted children (AOR = 0.21, 95% CI 0.10, 0.43) and under-weight (AOR = 0.63, 95% CI 0.26, 0.84) were associated with academic performance. This study revealed that indicators of undernutrition were prevalent among school-age children. Thus, collaboration between the health and education sectors is required to alleviate the problem. SN - 1756-0500 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30413190/Nutritional_status_and_correlation_with_academic_performance_among_primary_school_children_northwest_Ethiopia_ L2 - https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-018-3909-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -