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Nowrozi H, Kazemi A, Tavakoli M, Alavi S, Bangalah Z. Determination of slimness, low weight and low growth rates in rural and urban schoolboys in Golpayegan. payavard. 2011; 5 (1) :40-46
URL: http://payavard.tums.ac.ir/article-1-84-en.html

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Background and Aim: Malnutrition is one of the causative agents of death in children. So, this study was done for assessment of anthropometric indices of students and malnutrition status in Golpayegan, Iran.

Materials and Methods: This research was done as a descriptive - analytical (inferential) study. Sampling was done as clusters and multistage. In order to collect data, the standard questionnaire of anthropometric indicators standards (ANIS) pattern was used. Low and low height was used based on Z score. Collected data was analyzed by Epi-info and SPSS software.

Results: Of 1062 schoolboys, 550 were male and 512 were female. Anthropometric indicators including age (month), weight (kg) and height (Cm) showed significant differences (P < 0.05). The mean of malnutrition index was 5.4 % (WAZ<-2) and 3% (WAZ<-2) in our study.

Conclusion: The significant difference between prevalence of slimness, low weighting and low growth in rural and urban Schoolboys is an indicator of the undesirable situation in rural areas. Therefore, nutritional planning should be considered in rural children.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2010/11/25 | Accepted: 2011/05/23 | Published: 2013/07/29

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