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Nutritional Status of Schoolchildren in the Amazon Rainforest Interior of Multi-ethnic Suriname: the Influence of Age, Sex and Ethnicity

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.004
Synopsis: 
2015 data on height, weight and demographics of 3863 schoolchildren in Suriname’s interior indicated 5.4% were malnourished and 9.2 % were stunted. Younger and Maroon children were more often malnourished, whereas older children, boys and Amerindians were more often stunted.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Adequate nutrition is critical for normal development during childhood. The nutritional status of schoolchildren living in the interior Suriname, South America, is of growing concern to the Medical Mission Primary Healthcare Suriname (MM) that provides healthcare in this region. This study aims to evaluate the nutritional status of these schoolchildren.                                           

Accepted: 
24 Jul, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 2019

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Nutritional Knowledge and Practices, Lifestyle Characteristics and Anthropometric Status of Turks and Caicos Islands Elementary School Children

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.111
Pages: 
29–36
Synopsis: 
Assessment of nutritional status and knowledge of 297 elementary school children in Turks and Caicos Islands revealed that most (70%) knew non-communicable diseases were related to diet and obesity. However, levels of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption were low, while overweight/obesity level was high (41%).

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess nutritional status, knowledge, practices and lifestyle characteristics of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) primary school children.

Subjects and Methods: Sociodemographic, nutrition knowledge and lifestyle information were collected via an interviewer-assisted questionnaire from grade 5 to 6 participants in a cross-sectional survey; anthropometrics were collected by trained interviewers.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

The Nutritional Status of Clinic Attendees Living with HIV/AIDS in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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Pages: 
438–43

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess nutritional status and dietary practices in persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013
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