Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
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ISSN: 2155-9600

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Patricia Palma de Fulladolsa

  • Research Article
    Classification of Dual Burden of Malnutrition in Young Children
    Author(s): Ricardo Sibrián and Patricia Palma de FulladolsaRicardo Sibrián and Patricia Palma de Fulladolsa

    Introduction: Available classifications and indices for assessment of malnutrition are limited to deficiencies. Societies with transitional nutrition have children suffering not only deficiencies, but also excess or both (dual burden). This paper proposes a classification of nutritional status for identifying normal and failure conditions due to deficiency, excess and dual burden as well as of their components. Methods: One nutritional condition was considered normal and 12 malnutrition conditions were used for the proposed Malnutrition Anthropometric Index (MAI) as the summation of malnutrition conditions shares and comprising sub-indices of deficiencies (MAD), of excess (MAE) or dual burden (MADB). These indices and 95% CI for comparisons were computed utilizing data from 426 children from six to 59 months of age derived f.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000532

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