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Prevalence and risk factors for malnutrition among children aged 5 years and less in the Lefaragatlha village of Bophuthatswana.
Curationis. 1994 Aug; 17(3):33-5.C

Abstract

A cross-sectioned study was conducted at the Lefaragatha village of Bophuthatswana to document the prevalence and risk factors for malnutrition in children aged 0-5 years in June 1991. Fifty four households, in which there were children in the right age groups, were interviewed over three weeks. Of these children 14 (25.9%) were below the 3rd percentile of weight for age of the 1976 National Centre for Health Statistics standards; in the age group of 2 years and less, this figure was 28.6%, while in children older than 2 years the corresponding figure was 71.4%. Malnutrition was associated with a mother's consumption of alcohol and lack of resources such as water and an inappropriate staple diet. Education and income were not significant variables.

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eng

PubMed ID

7987956

Citation

Setswe, G. "Prevalence and Risk Factors for Malnutrition Among Children Aged 5 Years and Less in the Lefaragatlha Village of Bophuthatswana." Curationis, vol. 17, no. 3, 1994, pp. 33-5.
Setswe G. Prevalence and risk factors for malnutrition among children aged 5 years and less in the Lefaragatlha village of Bophuthatswana. Curationis. 1994;17(3):33-5.
Setswe, G. (1994). Prevalence and risk factors for malnutrition among children aged 5 years and less in the Lefaragatlha village of Bophuthatswana. Curationis, 17(3), 33-5.
Setswe G. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Malnutrition Among Children Aged 5 Years and Less in the Lefaragatlha Village of Bophuthatswana. Curationis. 1994;17(3):33-5. PubMed PMID: 7987956.
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