Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

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Muataz M. Eldirdery

Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Sudan

  • Research Article   
    Prevalence of Malnutrition in School Aged Children, Kassala State, Sudan
    Author(s): Fatima A. Khalid, Muataz M. Eldirdery, Mamoun E. ElGasim, Malak A. Elhaj, Mohamed A. Desogi* and Maowia M. Mukhtar

    Background: Childhood malnutrition is a major concern in developing countries due to high morbidity and mortality rate. To estimate the prevalence of malnutrition among school children, Kassala State, A cross-sectional study was conducted randomly among 2638 children. Height for age and body mass index for age z scores were calculated using WHO Anthro Plus software as indicators of stunting and thinness respectively. A multinomial logistic regression model was used to determine the associated factors. Results: The overall prevalence of stunted and thinness was 22.1% and 32.3% respectively. Stunting was significantly higher among children in age group 13-15 years old (OR 3.788; 95% CI: 2.802- 5.123), boys (OR 1.394; 95% CI: 1.114-1.743) and children from rural areas (OR 2.406; 95% CI: 1.768- 3.274). Likewise thinness was significantly higher .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9600.21.s8.1000825

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