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Naderi Beni M, Lak R, Jazaeri S, Eftekhar Ardebili H. Prevalence of Malnutrition under Five Years in Chadegan (Area District City) Iran 2011. irje 2013; 9 (2) :22-28
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1- MSc, MPH in management of disease, Center of disease&control, Chadegan center of health, Isfahan University of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- Management of center of disease & control. Chadegan center of health, Isfahan University of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran , lak58_2000@yahoo.com
3- Professor of nutrition, Department of nutrition, School of public health & Institute of Public Health Researvhes,Tehran university of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Professor of health promotion, Department of health service school of public health & Institute of Public Health Researches, Tehran university of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background & Objectives: Malnutrition among children under five year is a significant public health index. The aim of study was to estimate the prevalence of malnutrition in under 5 years old children in Chadegan (area district city) parish of in Isfahan, Iran.
Methods: This was a community-based cross-sectional study. It was carried out on all randomly selected households with children age under five years old in rural and urban area of Chadegan in 2010 year. Demographic information was collected via household and a standardized questionnaire was administered to mothers or guardians and trained personnel measured weight and height or length. Results: The results revealed that prevalence of malnutrition’s based on wasting, underweighting and stunting and obesity were 17.8%, 34.5%, 37% and 2.2% respectively. The main contributing factors for wasting were found to be child’s age, habitat, onset of complementary food, history of disease, hospitalization (P<0.05). Gender, father's job, mother’s education, ethnic, habitat, history of disease were found to be correlated with stunting as well. (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Development programs should focus on the disadvantaged rural and urban arears of people to improve their nutritional status. Intervention strategies and programs should be developed to target the preventable risk factors.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/07/28 | Accepted: 2013/01/26 | Published: 2013/10/8

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