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Iran South Med J 2006, 8(2): 187-193 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of nutritional status in rural regions of Hamadan city/Iran, 2003
Ali Asghar Vahidi Nia Mr 1, Khosro Sardarian Mr
1- , vaheedy@yahoo.com
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Background: Iran, the same as other developing countries, is in a nutritional tradition in socio-economical status. The aim of this study was to assess nutritional status of rural communities in Hamadan city. Methods: A total of 614 subjects from 15 rural regions were selected using random cluster sampling. The anthropometric parameters including age, weight and height were recorded and body mass index (BMI) was calculated for all subjects. All of 2 to 20 years old subjects whose weight and height for age, and weight for height were <-2SD of NCHS (National Centre for Health Statistics) standard, were classified to underweight, stunting and wasting groups accordingly. Overweight and obesity in all subjects and underweight in adults were defined according to Body Mass Index (BMI). Results: In 2-20 years old group, underweight, wasting or stunting were found in 12.5%, 12.3% and 26.8% respectively. Overnutrition was observed in 11.9% (6.7% were overweight and 5.2% were obese) of the subjects. In >20 years old group, 5.5% (mostly males) had BMI <18.5 and 34.9% had BMI> 25. Based on BMI in all subjects, 24.76% had overweight and obesity, and 9.2% had underweight. Conclusion: The observed undernutrition in 2 out of 20 and overnutrition in 5 out of 20 subjects, indicate an imbalance between the need and intake of food. Education of nutrition may control most of these disorders and their consequent complications.
Keywords: anthropometry, nutrition, obesity, malnutrition
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2005/05/10 | Accepted: 2005/09/6 | Published: 2009/01/15
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Vahidi Nia A A, Sardarian K. Assessment of nutritional status in rural regions of Hamadan city/Iran, 2003. Iran South Med J. 2006; 8 (2) :187-193
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