Volume 5, Issue 1 (Winter 1999 1999)                   RJMS 1999, 5(1): 52-58 | Back to browse issues page

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Najm Abadi S. Prevalence of Wasting and Stunting in Children Under 6 years in Western Region of Tehran. RJMS. 1999; 5 (1) :52-58
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In this study assesment of anthropometric indicators in children under 6 yr, in western region of Tehran, was evaluated during the month of sept. 1996.

The prevalence of failure in weight for height and height for age indicators was considered according to age groups.

The failure of weight for height (wasting) showed the highest prevalence among children in 48-59 month age group (21.29%).

The failure of height for age (stunting) showed the highest prevalence in under 12 month and 12-23 month age groups 19.2% and 17.3% respectively.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition Sciences

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