Malnutrition and its risk factors among children 1-7 years old in rural Malaysian communities.

@article{Norhayati1997MalnutritionAI,
  title={Malnutrition and its risk factors among children 1-7 years old in rural Malaysian communities.},
  author={Moktar Norhayati and M I Noorhayati and C G Mohammod and P Oothuman and O Azizi and Arshad Fatimah and M S Fatmah},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={260-4}
}
The aims of this study were to investigate the nutritional status of children aged 1-7 years in Malaysian rural communities and to identify its risk factors. In all, 221 children were assessed using anthropometric measurements, dietary questionnaires and other tools. Weight-for-age, height-for-age, weight-for-height were analysed. Based on the NCHS standards, the overall prevalence of underweight, stunting and wasting was 46.2%, 18.1% and 30.3% respectively. Almost one-third of the 1-2 years… CONTINUE READING

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