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| ARTICLE | Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 462-466 (October, 2021)
Research Article 6
| OCTOBER | VOLUME 13 | N°4 | 2021 |
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American Journal of Innovative Research & Applied Sciences
American Journal of innovative
Research & Applied Sciences
ISSN 2429-5396 (Online)
OCLC Number: 920041286
*Corresponding author Author & Copyright Author © 2021: | Akpoli Mahunan Léocadie *|. All Rights Reserved. All articles published in American Journal of
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Background: Malnutrition is defined as a failure to adapt food to the living conditions of an individual or a population. It is directly or indirectly responsible for 60% of these deaths. Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey with a descriptive and analytical purpose, using questionnaires and anthropometric measurements targeted at 110 children under the age of 5. Several types of data were collected: anthropometric and health data of children as well as socio-economic data of households. The prevalence of different forms of malnutrition in children was determined from these data. Results: From the results obtained, it appears that almost all children (99%) were wasted (thinning), 40% were stunted and 71.82% were underweight. The survey on children's food consumption showed that the majority of children were taking cereal porridge before the age of 6 months. Also, the children suffered from at least one common childhood illness. Conclusion: According to our results, poor weaning practices, illnesses and low level of education of mothers are the associated determinants of malnutrition observed in children under 5 years of age seen in the two health facilities during the study period.
Key words: Nutritional status, malnutrition, wasting, underweight, weaning.
EVALUATION OF THE DEGREE OF SEVERITY OF MALNUTRITION AMONG MALNOURISHED CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OF OAGE IN THE PLATEAU OF ABOMEY
| Akpoli Mahunan Léocadie * | Behanzin Gbèssohèlè Justin | and | Sezan Alphonse |. Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. 2021; 13(4):462-466.
| PDF FULL TEXT | | XML FILE | | Received | September 25, 2021 | | Accepted | October 01, 2021 | | Published | October 05, 2021 |
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| Akpoli Mahunan Léocadie * | Behanzin Gbèssohèlè Justin | and | Sezan Alphonse |
Laboratory of Biomembrane and Cell Signaling | University of Abomey-Calavi | 01 P.O.B: 2009 Cotonou | Benin |
This article is made freely available as part of this journal's Open Access: ID | Léocadie-Ref1-ajira250921 |