Malnutrion and associated factors of aboriginal preschoolers in Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia

Oui Pek Geik, Razalee Sedek, Ahmad Faris Awang

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Aboriginal children are known as one of the communities that engaged the highest prevalence of malnutrition in Malaysia for ages. The study was participated by 256 (131 males and 125 females) aboriginal preschooler aged one to six years from Gua Musang, Kelantan. This study attempts to determine the current prevalence of malnutrition and to identify the possible factors that may be associated with malnutrition among the subjects. This cross-sectional study was carried out between September to December 2014 at three aborigines' settlements. Socio-demographic and economic status information, health history and anthropometric measurement of the participants were obtained and all the subjects were screened for presence of soil-transmitted helminths (STH). Current study revealed that the prevalence of underweight and stunted was 45.3 and 76.2%, respectively. From the analysis, there was no significant associated factors between demographic, socioeconomic, health history and personal hygiene with underweight (p>0.05). However, binary logistic regression confirmed that the significant factors contribute to stunting were household monthly income (5) (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalPakistan Journal of Nutrition
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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preschool children
Malaysia
Malnutrition
malnutrition
underweight
Thinness
demographic statistics
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Growth Disorders
health information
history
indigenous peoples
Helminths
household income
socioeconomic status
anthropometric measurements
Hygiene
hygiene
helminths

Keywords

  • Aborigines' preschoolers
  • Malnutrition
  • Stunting
  • Underweight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Malnutrion and associated factors of aboriginal preschoolers in Gua Musang, Kelantan, Malaysia. / Geik, Oui Pek; Sedek, Razalee; Awang, Ahmad Faris.

In: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2016, p. 133-139.

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