Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0509

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Sujendran S

Sujendran S
Faculty of Health-Care Sciences,
Sri Lanka

Publications
  • Research Article
    Prevalence of Stunting among Children Aged 6 to 36 Months, in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka
    Author(s): Sujendran S, Senarath U and Joseph JSujendran S, Senarath U and Joseph J

    Abstract Objective: This study aims to assess the prevalence of stunting among children aged 6-36 months and to describe the underlying factors and feeding practices of infants and young children in 2 districts of the Eastern Province in Sri Lanka. Methodology: A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted in Batticaloa and Kalmunai health districts of the Eastern Province in Sri Lanka from July to December 2013. A sample of 1400 children was identified using a stratified cluster sampling method, and the data were obtained from mothers or care givers using an interviewer administered questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements were taken using standard procedure and equipment. Stunting was defined as the proportion of children whose height-for-age Z score was less than -2 according to WHO growth standards... Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0509.1000154

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