Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

+44 7480022449

Samia O Massaad

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Gadarif, P. O. Box 449, 32211 Gadarif, Sudan

  • Research Article   
    Protein Energy Malnutrition in Children at Gadarif Eastern Sudan
    Author(s): Mohammed Ahmed A Ahmed*, Samia O Massaad, Kamal Omer Abdalla*, Saeed M Omar and Gamal K Adam

    Malnutrition is the most common pathological condition of deficiency/excess of necessary nutrients. It is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. It causes 60% deaths of children in the developing countries. The current study investigated types, risk factors and co-morbidities of Protein Energy Malnutrition in children at Gadarif eastern Sudan. It was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted during 2017. Seventy-eight children (<15 years old) with confirmed PEM were selected for this study through Gadarif Hospital. 62.8% of the children were males and 37.2% were females. 92.3% of the affected children belonged to 0-3 years old age group. There was significant statistical difference between the age groups and PEM (χ2 = 34.876, df =12, p=0. 000). Underweight (30.8%) was the most common form of PEM. Low socioeconomic status (96.2%) whi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9600.19.9.758

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