Factors Influencing Childrens Nutritional Status In Adami-tulu Woreda East Showa Zone Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is one of the developing countries where malnutrition andrncommunicable diseases represent the major health problems. A communityrnbased cross sectional study was done in Adami-Tulu Woreda to determine andrnidentify factors influencing nutritional status of children between 6 and 59rnmonths of age in rural communities .rnThe result showed a high prevalence of malnutrition. Out of 568 children whornwere involved in the study , 255 (44.9%) were well-nourished and 313 (55.1 %)rnmalnourished , 264 (43 .3%) under-weight, 210 (37%) stunted and 103 (18.1 %)rnwasled. The rates of sever and moderate malnutrition were highest when usingrnweight-for-age scale.rnAge of the child, ethnicity, availability of latrine, family income, birth order,rnfrequency of feeding and weaning age were significantly associated withrnnutritional status. As the prevalence of malnutrition among the children wasrnfound high and it is recommended that nutritional intervention aiming atrnaltering the local factors be implemented all relevant social sectors in arncoordinated way.

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Factors Influencing Childrens Nutritional Status In Adami-tulu Woreda East Showa Zone Ethiopia

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