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Nutrient intake and socio-economic status among children attending a health exhibition in Malaysian rural villages.
Med J Malaysia 1995; 50(4):382-90MJ

Abstract

A dietary survey was carried out in 216 children (109 males, 107 females) aged 1-7 years, living in rural villages in Selangor, Malaysia to assess their nutrient intake and to determine the association between nutrient consumption and socio-economic background. All the children studied had inadequate intakes of energy, iron and niacin according to Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Children aged of 4-9 years showed inadequate intake of calcium, thiamine and riboflavin. However, the intake of protein, vitamin A and ascorbic acid were above the recommended value. The mean percentage requirements of protein, iron and niacin were significantly higher in children from small families compared with children from large families. However the employment status of mothers had a significantly effect on the mean percentage requirements of niacin. The results indicate that education level of the mothers, is strongly associated with the mean percentage nutrient requirements of children and we strongly feel that this is a strategy to be adopted for improvement in nutrition of children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala, Lumpur.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

8668061

Citation

Norhayati, M, et al. "Nutrient Intake and Socio-economic Status Among Children Attending a Health Exhibition in Malaysian Rural Villages." The Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 50, no. 4, 1995, pp. 382-90.
Norhayati M, Noor Hayati MI, Oothuman P, et al. Nutrient intake and socio-economic status among children attending a health exhibition in Malaysian rural villages. Med J Malaysia. 1995;50(4):382-90.
Norhayati, M., Noor Hayati, M. I., Oothuman, P., Fatmah, M. S., Zainudin, B., & Fatimah, A. (1995). Nutrient intake and socio-economic status among children attending a health exhibition in Malaysian rural villages. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 50(4), pp. 382-90.
Norhayati M, et al. Nutrient Intake and Socio-economic Status Among Children Attending a Health Exhibition in Malaysian Rural Villages. Med J Malaysia. 1995;50(4):382-90. PubMed PMID: 8668061.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutrient intake and socio-economic status among children attending a health exhibition in Malaysian rural villages. AU - Norhayati,M, AU - Noor Hayati,M I, AU - Oothuman,P, AU - Fatmah,M S, AU - Zainudin,B, AU - Fatimah,A, PY - 1995/12/1/pubmed PY - 1995/12/1/medline PY - 1995/12/1/entrez KW - Age Factors KW - Asia KW - Biology KW - Caloric Intake KW - Child Nutrition KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developing Countries KW - Economic Factors KW - Family And Household KW - Family Characteristics KW - Family Size KW - Health KW - Malaysia KW - Nutrition KW - Nutrition Surveys KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Research Report KW - Rural Population KW - Socioeconomic Factors KW - Southeastern Asia KW - Vitamins SP - 382 EP - 90 JF - The Medical journal of Malaysia JO - Med. J. Malaysia VL - 50 IS - 4 N2 - A dietary survey was carried out in 216 children (109 males, 107 females) aged 1-7 years, living in rural villages in Selangor, Malaysia to assess their nutrient intake and to determine the association between nutrient consumption and socio-economic background. All the children studied had inadequate intakes of energy, iron and niacin according to Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). Children aged of 4-9 years showed inadequate intake of calcium, thiamine and riboflavin. However, the intake of protein, vitamin A and ascorbic acid were above the recommended value. The mean percentage requirements of protein, iron and niacin were significantly higher in children from small families compared with children from large families. However the employment status of mothers had a significantly effect on the mean percentage requirements of niacin. The results indicate that education level of the mothers, is strongly associated with the mean percentage nutrient requirements of children and we strongly feel that this is a strategy to be adopted for improvement in nutrition of children. SN - 0300-5283 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8668061/Nutrient_intake_and_socio_economic_status_among_children_attending_a_health_exhibition_in_Malaysian_rural_villages_ L2 - http://www.e-mjm.org/1995/v50n4/Nutrient_Intake.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -