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[Nutritional status of Guatemalan refugees below 6 years of age].
Salud Publica Mex. 1998 Mar-Apr; 40(2):172-80.SP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine changes in the nutritional status of Guatemalan refugee children under six years of age, who lived in Mexico between 1982 and 1996, under various nutrition-related programs implemented during that period.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

A comparative analysis of 4 cross-sectional anthropometric studies performed in Chiapas (1982, 1989), Quintana Roo (1989) and Campeche and Quintana Roo in 1996. Malnutrition prevalence by weight/age and height/age indicators was calculated. Odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals were estimated. The implemented programs to improve nutritional status and health conditions are described.

RESULTS

In 1982, high rates of malnutrition and mortality prevailed among refugee children. In 1989 some had been transferred to Campeche and Quintana Roo and others stayed in Chiapas. Their situation had improved and remained so until 1996.

CONCLUSIONS

The implemented programs were successful to control the emergency and prevent new crises. However they only managed to maintain similar conditions for the refugees as those which prevail among the Mexican indians.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de Vigilancia Epidemiológica, Instituto Nacional de la Nutrición Salvador Zubirán (INNSZ), México. lruiz@quetzal.innsz.mxNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

9617198

Citation

Ruiz-Arregui, L, et al. "[Nutritional Status of Guatemalan Refugees Below 6 Years of Age]." Salud Publica De Mexico, vol. 40, no. 2, 1998, pp. 172-80.
Ruiz-Arregui L, Torre-Medina-Mora P, Castro-Albarrán JM, et al. [Nutritional status of Guatemalan refugees below 6 years of age]. Salud Publica Mex. 1998;40(2):172-80.
Ruiz-Arregui, L., Torre-Medina-Mora, P., Castro-Albarrán, J. M., & Madrigal-Fritsch, H. (1998). [Nutritional status of Guatemalan refugees below 6 years of age]. Salud Publica De Mexico, 40(2), 172-80.
Ruiz-Arregui L, et al. [Nutritional Status of Guatemalan Refugees Below 6 Years of Age]. Salud Publica Mex. 1998 Mar-Apr;40(2):172-80. PubMed PMID: 9617198.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Nutritional status of Guatemalan refugees below 6 years of age]. AU - Ruiz-Arregui,L, AU - Torre-Medina-Mora,P, AU - Castro-Albarrán,J M, AU - Madrigal-Fritsch,H, PY - 1998/6/9/pubmed PY - 1998/6/9/medline PY - 1998/6/9/entrez SP - 172 EP - 80 JF - Salud publica de Mexico JO - Salud Publica Mex VL - 40 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in the nutritional status of Guatemalan refugee children under six years of age, who lived in Mexico between 1982 and 1996, under various nutrition-related programs implemented during that period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A comparative analysis of 4 cross-sectional anthropometric studies performed in Chiapas (1982, 1989), Quintana Roo (1989) and Campeche and Quintana Roo in 1996. Malnutrition prevalence by weight/age and height/age indicators was calculated. Odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals were estimated. The implemented programs to improve nutritional status and health conditions are described. RESULTS: In 1982, high rates of malnutrition and mortality prevailed among refugee children. In 1989 some had been transferred to Campeche and Quintana Roo and others stayed in Chiapas. Their situation had improved and remained so until 1996. CONCLUSIONS: The implemented programs were successful to control the emergency and prevent new crises. However they only managed to maintain similar conditions for the refugees as those which prevail among the Mexican indians. SN - 0036-3634 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9617198/[Nutritional_status_of_Guatemalan_refugees_below_6_years_of_age]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/nutrition.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -