Volume 13, Issue 23 (11-1999)                   IJN 1999, 13(23): 37-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Roozbeh F.. Growth of children 0-6 years of age in bushehr. IJN. 1999; 13 (23) :37-45
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1375-en.html
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Background: Normal growth of children is basic index for their lealth. Assessing children's growth could help us to recognize those at risk or suffering from malnutrition.

Objective: To determine the growth of 0-6 years old children of native families in Bushehr compared with standard.

Design: This was a Cross-sectional study. According to weight and height using waterlow method the grade of malnutrition was described for all age groups.

Sample: Seven hundred and twenty children reffered to clinics during research time were selected randomly (360boys&360girls).

Result: All groups of children were below the average standard. Malnutrition were more sever in boys.By growing older the malnutrion became worse.

Conclusion: More attention should be given to children's nutritional requirments specially when they are weaned off from breast feeding. Furthur research should be carried out in other cities of Iran.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2012/12/1

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