Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Roba KT

Roba KT
College of Health and Medical Sciences,
Eastern Ethiopia, P.O.BOX 235, Harar, East Harargie 0000

  • Research Article
    Nutritional Status and Its Associated Factors among School Adolescent Girls in Adama City, Central Ethiopia
    Author(s): Roba KT, Abdo M and Wakayo TRoba KT, Abdo M and Wakayo T

    Introduction:Adolescence is a period of rapid growth and maturation in human development that demands extra nutrients and energy to support growth. Focusing on adolescents’ nutrition, especially girls, provides a unique opportunity to break the intergenerational cycles of malnutrition. But, there is little information about nutritional status of school going adolescent girls in central Ethiopia. Methods: Institutional based cross-sectional quantitative study was employed among school going adolescent girls in Adama city. Survey was conducted among 726 samples which were selected by using stratified cluster random sampling procedures. Data was entered into Epi Data and transferred to SPSS (version 16) for analysis. WHO Anthro plus software was used to calculate body mass index for age z-score and height for age z-score. Multivariable logis.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000493

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