ID 84288
Author
Nakamori, Masayo Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Ochanomizu University
Ninh, Nguyen Xuan National Institute of Nutrition
Khan, Nguyen Cong National Institute of Nutrition
Huong, Cao Thu National Institute of Nutrition
Tuan, Nguyen Anh National Institute of Nutrition
Mai, Le Bach National Institute of Nutrition
Hien, Vu Thi Thu National Institute of Nutrition
Nhung, Bui Thi National Institute of Nutrition
Nakano, Takashi Department of Pediatrics, National Mie Hospital
Yoshiike, Nobuo Faculty of Health Science, Aomori University of Health and Welfare
Kusama, Kaoru Department of Human Resources Development, National Institute of Public Health
Yamamoto, Shigeru Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Ochanomizu University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Keywords
undernutrition
exclusive breastfeeding
infectious disease
Vietnam
infant and child
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
To assess the prevalence of undernutrition, incidence of infectious
diseases and the situation of feeding practices to determine the risk factors for undernutrition
among children aged 6 to 18 months in rural Vietnam. Design : A cross-sectional study
was conducted among one hundred eighty-eight mother-child pairs in Bac Giang, Vietnam.
Weight and height of the children were measured and referred to data from the
WHO/CDC/NCHS. Incidence of infectious diseases was diagnosed based on the WHO Recommended
Surveillance Standards. Data on socio-demographic variables and feeding
practices were obtained through a structured questionnaire. Result : The prevalence of
underweight, stunting and wasting was 19.7%, 23.4% and 5.3%, respectively. The incidence
of diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARIs) during the last 14 days of the interview
was 12.2% and 20.2%, respectively. Although 99% of the children were breastfed, the
prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 4 mo was 21.3%. Non-exclusive breastfeeding
in the first 4 month (OR 3.95, p=0.025) and low birth weight (OR 4.38, p=0.009)
were associated with underweight in the children, while incidence of infectious disease
was not (OR 1.16, p=0.734). Conclusion : Undernutrition is highly prevalent in the study
site and non-exclusive breast feeding is one of the risk factors.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
57
Issue
1-2
Start Page
45
End Page
53
Sort Key
45
Published Date
2010-02
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
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language
eng
departments
Medical Sciences