Nutritional status and dietary intake of young children 2-5 years from selected areas in Al-Zaideyah-Hodaidah Governorate, Yemen
Shaunak Kulkarni (Pune University)
Paper short abstract:
The aim of the study is to assess the nutritional status of 2-5 years children (total 222) of selected areas of Yemen based on anthropometric indices. The objectives are to study the association between nutritional status and dietary intake and to compare with WHO standards, dietary requirement.
Paper long abstract:
Under-nutrition has become a growing concern, not only with the nutritionists and health personnel but also the social scientists. Anthropometric measurements represent means by which variations in body size and shape can be assessed. Stunting is an indicator of past growth failure. Dietary intake is one of the important ways to assess nutritional status. Dietary intake is carried out to assess, what children eat quantitatively and qualitatively,whether the existing dietary patterns are satisfactory or not. The assessment of nutritional status of a community requires studying the dietary pattern of the community. Nutritional status depends on the consumption of food in relation to the needs. The aim of the study is to assess the nutritional status of 2-5 years children, (total 222 boys and girls) of selected areas of Yemen based on anthropometric indices. The objectives are to study the association between nutritional status and dietary intake and to compare the results with WHO anthropometric standards and dietary requirement.
Health, nutrition and physical growth in developing nations