Serum vitamin A levels of preschool children in a Nigerian rural community.
Z study was carried out to determine the serum vitamin A levels of 250 preschool children in a rural community in eastern Nigeria.
The children were aged between 2 months and 5 years and comprised 117 boys and 133 girls.
A total of 23 (9.2%) children had « deficient levels » (<10 ug/dl) and 41 (16.4%) had « low levels » (<20 ug/dl) according to the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defence criteria12 for the interpretation of serum vitamin A levels.
The sex distribution showed that 14 (11.97%) boys and nine (6.77%) girls had deficiency levels.
A history of night blindness was obtained in six (3.7%) of 162 children aged 3-5 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rétinol, Vitamine, Dosage, Nigéria, Afrique, Age préscolaire, Enfant, Homme, Age, Sexe, Milieu rural
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Retinol, Vitamin, Assay, Nigeria, Africa, Preschool age, Child, Human, Age, Sex, Rural environment
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0459458
Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 199406.