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Nutritional status of preschool children in poor rural areas of China.
Bull World Health Organ. 1994; 72(1):105-12.BW

Abstract

Described are the main findings of the first large-scale nutrition monitoring project carried out over a 4-year period in China. The nutritional status of nearly 10,000 preschool children in 18 comparatively poor rural areas in seven provinces was followed each year over the period 1986-89 in order to identify their major nutritional problems and improve their growth and development. Physical measurements were made and dietary surveys and biochemical tests were performed on a subsample of the children. The proportion of stunted and underweight children was far higher than the national average. Based on the possibilities offered by local circumstances, the prevalences of stunting and underweight were lowered and anaemia was greatly reduced. Along with the progress in nutrition monitoring, major efforts were made to train health workers, as well as to encourage increased production of green vegetables, poultry, and small livestock. The wealth of information collected and the experience gained may serve as a baseline record, the project currently being expanded to cover 100 counties throughout China.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene (INFH), Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine (CAPM), Beijing.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

8131245

Citation

Chang, Y, et al. "Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in Poor Rural Areas of China." Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 72, no. 1, 1994, pp. 105-12.
Chang Y, Zhai F, Li W, et al. Nutritional status of preschool children in poor rural areas of China. Bull World Health Organ. 1994;72(1):105-12.
Chang, Y., Zhai, F., Li, W., Ge, K., Jin, D., & de Onis, M. (1994). Nutritional status of preschool children in poor rural areas of China. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 72(1), 105-12.
Chang Y, et al. Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in Poor Rural Areas of China. Bull World Health Organ. 1994;72(1):105-12. PubMed PMID: 8131245.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutritional status of preschool children in poor rural areas of China. AU - Chang,Y, AU - Zhai,F, AU - Li,W, AU - Ge,K, AU - Jin,D, AU - de Onis,M, PY - 1994/1/1/pubmed PY - 1994/1/1/medline PY - 1994/1/1/entrez KW - Anemia KW - Anthropometry KW - Asia KW - Biology KW - Child Development KW - Child Nutrition KW - China KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Diet KW - Diseases KW - Eastern Asia KW - Economic Factors KW - Growth KW - Health KW - Low Income Population KW - Malnutrition KW - Measurement KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Disorders KW - Nutrition Surveys KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Research Report KW - Rural Population KW - Social Class KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Socioeconomic Status SP - 105 EP - 12 JF - Bulletin of the World Health Organization JO - Bull. World Health Organ. VL - 72 IS - 1 N2 - Described are the main findings of the first large-scale nutrition monitoring project carried out over a 4-year period in China. The nutritional status of nearly 10,000 preschool children in 18 comparatively poor rural areas in seven provinces was followed each year over the period 1986-89 in order to identify their major nutritional problems and improve their growth and development. Physical measurements were made and dietary surveys and biochemical tests were performed on a subsample of the children. The proportion of stunted and underweight children was far higher than the national average. Based on the possibilities offered by local circumstances, the prevalences of stunting and underweight were lowered and anaemia was greatly reduced. Along with the progress in nutrition monitoring, major efforts were made to train health workers, as well as to encourage increased production of green vegetables, poultry, and small livestock. The wealth of information collected and the experience gained may serve as a baseline record, the project currently being expanded to cover 100 counties throughout China. SN - 0042-9686 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8131245/Nutritional_status_of_preschool_children_in_poor_rural_areas_of_China_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/8131245/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -