Peri-urban malnutrition in bangladesh: Differential energy, protein, and growth status of children

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Abstract

A sample of 292 children 12 to 59 months of age in two large squatter camps near Dhaka underwent nutritional assessment during July and August 1979. Anthropometric measurements included weight, height, left mid-upper arm circumference, and skinfolds at four sites (triceps, biceps, subscapular, and supra-iliac). Derived upper arm indicators included muscle and fat areas as estimators of body composition. Findings were compared with previous anthropometric survey data from rural Bangladesh and with normative data from the United States. Twenty-three percent of camp children were moderately to severely wasted (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
JournalEcology of Food and Nutrition
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

Keywords

  • anthropometry
  • Bangladesh
  • body composition
  • growth
  • survey
  • urban malnutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Ecology

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