Prevalence and predictors of low serum retinol and hypoalbuminaemia among children in rural Peninsular Malaysia.

@article{AlMekhlafi2007PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and predictors of low serum retinol and hypoalbuminaemia among children in rural Peninsular Malaysia.},
  author={M S Hesham Al-Mekhlafi and M I Nor Azlin and U Nor Aini and Azmatulla Shaik and A Sa'iah and Moktar Norhayati},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={1233-40}
}
Vitamin A deficiency and malnutrition are still considered public health problems in rural areas of developing countries, including Malaysia. A cross-sectional exploration study was carried out on 281 Orang Asli (Aborigine) children aged between 2 and 15 years in Selangor, Malaysia. The overall prevalence of low serum retinol (<70 micromol/l) and hypoalbuminaemia (<35 g/l) were 25.2 and 7.8%, respectively. Univariate analysis showed that severe ascariasis, significant stunting and giardiasis… CONTINUE READING