Nutritional Status of Orphaned and Separated Children and Adolescents Living in Community and Institutional Environments in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

@inproceedings{Braitstein2013NutritionalSO,
  title={Nutritional Status of Orphaned and Separated Children and Adolescents Living in Community and Institutional Environments in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya},
  author={Paula Braitstein and Samuel O. Ayaya and Winstone M. Nyandiko and Allan M Kamanda and Julius K. Koech and Peter O Gisore and Lukoye Atwoli and Rachel C Vreeman and Corey Duefield and David O. Ayuku},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the nutritional status of orphaned and separated children and adolescents (OSCA) living in households in the community (HH), on the street, and those in institutional environments in western Kenya. METHODS The study enrolled OSCA from 300 randomly selected households (HH), 19 Charitable Children's Institutions (CCIs), and 100 street-involved children. Measures of malnutrition were standardized with Z-scores using World Health Organization criteria; Z-scores ≤-2 standard… CONTINUE READING
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