Malnutrition and its risk factors among children 1-7 years old in rural Malaysian communities

Norhayati Moktar

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Abstract

The aims of this study were to investigate the nutritional status of children aged 1-7 years in Malaysian rural communities and to identify its risk factors. In all, 221 children were assessed using anthropometric measurements, dietary questionnaires and other tools. Weight-for-age, height-for-age, weight-for-height were analysed. Based on the NCHS standards, the overall prevalence of underweight, stunting and wasting was 46.2%, 18.1% and 30.3% respectively. Almost one-third of the 1-2 years old groups were malnourished. Univariate analysis identified household income ≤ MR750,00 as a significant risk factor of stunting and wasting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Birthweight
  • Children
  • Dengkil
  • Labu
  • Malay villages
  • Malnutrition
  • Parasitosis
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Stunting
  • Underweight
  • Wasting
  • West malaysia

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Malnutrition and its risk factors among children 1-7 years old in rural Malaysian communities. / Moktar, Norhayati.

In: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1997, p. 260-264.

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