ID 110738
Author
Dao To, Quyen Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition
Irei, Amalia V. Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Human Life and Environment, Nara Women’s University
Sato, Yuki Department of Nutrition, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Ota, Fusao Department of Nutrition, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Fujimaki, Yasunori Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
Sakai, Tohru Department of Nutrition, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Kunii, Daisuke Department of Nutrition, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Nguyen, Cong Khan Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition
Yamamoto, Shigeru Department of Nutrition, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Keywords
allergy
nutritional status
diet
parasite infection
Vietnam
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Urban areas often have more allergy than rural areas. Dietary patterns and parasite infection have been suggested as possible related factors. This study evaluated the prevalence of allergy in school children in one rural and suburban area of Vietnam where parasite infection is common. A total of 195 children aged 9 to 13 years old completed a self-administered allergy questionnaire and provided blood and stool samples for analysis. Nutritional status, dietary intake and parasite infection were determined in all participants. Allergy was more common in girls (10.7% vs. 7.6%), suburban children (11.8% vs. 6.9%), children with weight-for-age (16.7% vs. 6.0%) and height-for-age (14.8% vs. 4.9%) in the10th to75th percentile compared to lt3rd percentile, and in children without trichuriasis compared to light trichuriasis (12.5%vs. 9.3%), although none of these comparisons were statistically significant. Logistic regression adjusted for sex, age and area of residence revealed no association between allergy and nutritional status, food intake or parasite infection. Intake of riboflavin, however, was negatively associated with allergy (OR=0.00,95% CI:0.00-0.65, p=0.038). In conclusion, we were unable to detect any association between allergy and nutritional status, diet, or parasite infection. However, in a population with high undernutrition and parasite infection, the prevalence of allergy was low and the extremely low intake of riboflavin was associated with a higher risk of allergy.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
51
Issue
3-4
Start Page
171
End Page
177
Sort Key
171
Published Date
2004-08
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences