The nutritional status of 896 Kadazan children below 6 years of age from 23 villages of Tambunan District were studied.
When stunting and wasting were defined as those who were below two standard deviations of height-for-age and weight- for- height (Waterlow et al, 1977) and based on the National Center for Health Statistics reference population, 67.6% of boys and 66.8% of girls were stunted while 12.3% of boys and 8.3% of girls were wasted.
Weaning foods and toddler feeding practices were unsatisfactory.
The role of health education on child care and feeding practices is emphasized.
Mots-clés Pascal : Malnutrition, Etat nutritionnel, Enfant, Homme, Malaisie, Asie, Milieu rural, Epidémiologie, Etude statistique, Education sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malnutrition, Nutritional status, Child, Human, Malaysia, Asia, Rural environment, Epidemiology, Statistical study, Health education
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Cote : 94-0146727
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 199406.