Nutritional status and feeding practices of under-five children in Simanjiro District, Tanzania.

@article{Nyaruhucha2006NutritionalSA,
  title={Nutritional status and feeding practices of under-five children in Simanjiro District, Tanzania.},
  author={Cornelio N M Nyaruhucha and John M. Msuya and Peter S. Mamiro and A J Kerengi},
  journal={Tanzania health research bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={162-7}
}
This study was undertaken to assess the nutritional status and feeding practices of < 5 year children among the pastoral communities of Simanjiro district, northern Tanzania. Face-to-face interviews with the sampled mothers were conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements using weight-for-age criterion were employed to assess the nutritional status. The study showed that 31% of the children were undernourished, some (6%) of them severely. Children 2 - 3 years… CONTINUE READING

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