Is undernutrition a problem among Turkish school children?: Which factors have an influence on it?


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Guer E. , Can G. , AKKUS S., ERCAN G., Arvas A. , GUEZELOEZ S., ...More

JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, vol.52, no.6, pp.421-426, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/tropej/fml031
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-426
  • Keywords: undernutrition, underweight, stunting, wasting, sociodemographic factors, NUTRITIONAL-STATUS, GROWTH, SCHOOLCHILDREN, INFECTION, TURKEY, URBAN

Abstract

Undernutrition is a frequent manifestation and an important health problem. The aim of this study was to analyse the variables of nutritional status among primary school children and to determine the risk factors associated with it.