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Assessment of anthropometric indices, iron and zinc status of preschoolers in a peri-urban community in south east Nigeria

@inproceedings{Okeke2012AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of anthropometric indices, iron and zinc status of preschoolers in a peri-urban community in south east Nigeria},
  author={Elizabeth Chinwe Okeke},
  year={2012}
}
Background: Malnutrition among preschoolers is a major public health problem in Nigeria; with resultant morbidity, poor psychological and intellectual development and mortality. . Objective: To assess the anthropometric indices, iron and zinc status of preschoolers in Ozubulu, Anambra State. Methods: Two hundred and forty (240) preschoolers were randomly selected from eight nursery schools. Data were collected using questionnaire, anthropometry, biochemical analysis and a 3-day weighed food… 

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