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Article: Nutritional status of under fives attending maternal and child health clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

TitleNutritional status of under fives attending maternal and child health clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Issue Date1997
PublisherKenya Medical Association.
Citation
East African Medical Journal, 1997, v. 74 n. 6, p. 368-371 How to Cite?
AbstractWe designed a study to assess the nutritional status of children under five years of age attending MCH clinics in Dar es Salaam. This was a cross-sectional anthropometric study involving children 6-24 months who from July to August 1993 were attending Magomeni MCH clinic and those aged 18 months to five years who were attending Lugalo and Mwananyamala MCH clinics for routine growth monitoring and for vaccination between May to August 1994. The data collected included age, birth weight, sex, weight, height, breastfeeding status and HIV-1 serostatus. Of the 1854 children enrolled (961 boys and 893 girls) 31.6% were stunted, 14.6% were underweight and 2.9% were wasted. The highest percentage of stunting and wasting was observed between 11 and 25 months and 36 to 40 months. Of the 849 children tested for HIV-1,14 (1.7%) were seropositive and two out of 770 (0.3%) were born with low weight. HIV seropositivity and low birthweight were both associated with stunting and wasting. We conclude that malnutrition is still a sizeable problem among children attending urban MCH clinics in Dar es Salaam especially among those aged less than three years, to whom special malnutrition control strategies should be targeted. There is also a need to identify factors responsible for the observed decline in MCH attendance with age and correct the situation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65874
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dc.contributor.authorMatee, MINen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMsengi, AEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorLyamuya, EFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMwinula, JHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMbena, ECen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMbena, ECen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMbena, ECen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorScheutz, Fen_HK
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dc.date.issued1997en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe designed a study to assess the nutritional status of children under five years of age attending MCH clinics in Dar es Salaam. This was a cross-sectional anthropometric study involving children 6-24 months who from July to August 1993 were attending Magomeni MCH clinic and those aged 18 months to five years who were attending Lugalo and Mwananyamala MCH clinics for routine growth monitoring and for vaccination between May to August 1994. The data collected included age, birth weight, sex, weight, height, breastfeeding status and HIV-1 serostatus. Of the 1854 children enrolled (961 boys and 893 girls) 31.6% were stunted, 14.6% were underweight and 2.9% were wasted. The highest percentage of stunting and wasting was observed between 11 and 25 months and 36 to 40 months. Of the 849 children tested for HIV-1,14 (1.7%) were seropositive and two out of 770 (0.3%) were born with low weight. HIV seropositivity and low birthweight were both associated with stunting and wasting. We conclude that malnutrition is still a sizeable problem among children attending urban MCH clinics in Dar es Salaam especially among those aged less than three years, to whom special malnutrition control strategies should be targeted. There is also a need to identify factors responsible for the observed decline in MCH attendance with age and correct the situation.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherKenya Medical Association.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEast African Medical Journalen_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnthropometryen_HK
dc.subject.meshChild Nutrition Disorders - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshGrowth Disorders - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfanten_HK
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaternal-Child Health Centersen_HK
dc.subject.meshNutrition Assessmenten_HK
dc.subject.meshNutritional Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshTanzaniaen_HK
dc.subject.meshUrban Healthen_HK
dc.titleNutritional status of under fives attending maternal and child health clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzaniaen_HK
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