American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Prevalence, Types and Risk Factors for Malnutrition in Displaced Sudanese Children

Nuha Mamoun, Susan Homedia, Mustafa Mabyou and Hussan M.A. Muntasir

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2005.84.86

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 1, Issue 2

Pages 84-86

Abstract

The nutritional status of 327 under-five children living in Mayoo displacement camp, Khartoum, Sudan, was assessed during May- August 2004. Risk factors for protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) were also studied. According to WHO criteria, a total of 186 (56.1%) children had malnutrition, of these 101(30.1%), 43 (13.1%) and 42 (12.8%) were mildly, moderately and severely malnourished respectively. According to Welcome classification, the commonest type of malnutrition was found to be underweight (38.2%), marasmus, kwashiorkor were detected in (6.4%) and (0.9%) respectively, there was no case of marasmic kwashiorkor in the studied population. Prevalence of vitamin

Cite this Article

Mamoun, N., S. Homedia, M. Mabyou and H.M. Ahmed Muntasir, 2009. Prevalence, Types and Risk Factors for Malnutrition in Displaced Sudanese Children. Am. J. Infect. Dis., 1: 84-86.