A community-based survey of the nutritional status of children aged 12-23 months was conducted.
A cluster sampling technique was used.
The weight and height of 426 children were measured.
Compared with clinic-based growth-monitoring data, which showed that 5,5% of the children were below the 3rd percentile of weight for age, this survey revealed that 17,7% of boys and 9,3% of girls were below the 3rd percentile of weight for age.
This may indicate that the health centre is not reaching those in greatest need.
In respect of height for age, 44,3% of boys and 44,1% of girls were below the 3rd percentile while less than 4% of boys and girls were below the 3rd percentile of weight for height ; this indicated a high percentage of stunting but no acute malnutrition.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat nutritionnel, Enfant, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Etude comparative, Biométrie corporelle, Programme sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nutritional status, Child, Human, South Africa, Africa, Comparative study, Corporal biometry, Sanitary program
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0593835
Code Inist : 002B29B. Création : 09/06/1995.