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American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2014, 2(4), 63-65
DOI: 10.12691/ajfn-2-4-3
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Assessment of Nutritional Status in Endogeneous Children in Rural Area in Northern Sudan

Faroug Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed1 and Nagah A.A.Mohamed2,

1Department o f biochemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Shendi University

2Sudan University of science and technology, Sudan

Pub. Date: September 14, 2014

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Faroug Bakheit Mohamed Ahmed and Nagah A.A.Mohamed. Assessment of Nutritional Status in Endogeneous Children in Rural Area in Northern Sudan. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 2014; 2(4):63-65. doi: 10.12691/ajfn-2-4-3


One hundred twenty four children (56 boys & 68 girls) aged 6-7 years old, from Elshagalwa village basic school in Nile state, North Sudan, were invited to assess their nutritional status. Mean± standard deviations of measured anthropometric parameters were (18.7 ± 2.2 kg, 113.4 ± 5.9cm, 15.9±1.3 cm and 8.9 ± 1.6 mm) for body weight, height, mid upper arm circumference and triceps skin fold. Z scores for the level of W/H the values below -2Zscore were recorded in 5.6% of children and all of them were moderately wasted. At the level of W/A; the values below -2Zscore were recorded in 11.3% of children and all of them were moderately under weight, whereas at the level of H/A; the below -2Zscore values were recorded by 20.9% of children of whom 4% were found to be severely stunted and 16.9% moderately stunted. Only 12.8% of the study samples were found suffering from malnutrition. Increases family economic level and inauguration of health education promotion are recommended for prevention of malnutrition in rural communities.

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