Anthropometric and Micronutrient Status of School-Children in an Urban West Africa Setting: A Cross-Sectional Study in Dakar (Senegal)

@inproceedings{Fiorentino2013AnthropometricAM,
  title={Anthropometric and Micronutrient Status of School-Children in an Urban West Africa Setting: A Cross-Sectional Study in Dakar (Senegal)},
  author={Marion Fiorentino and Guillaume Le Bastard and Malick Semb{\`e}ne and Sonia Fortin and Pierre Traissac and Edwige Landais and Christ{\`e}le Icard-Verni{\`e}re and Frank Tammo Wieringa and Jacques Berger},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Urban areas in West Africa are not immune to undernutrition with recent urbanization and high food prices being important factors. School children often have a poor nutritional status, potentially affecting their health and schooling performance. Yet, generally school children do not benefit from nutrition programs. The objective of the study was to assess the anthropometric and micronutrient status of children from state schools in the Dakar area. METHODS School children (n = 604… CONTINUE READING
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