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Revista chilena de nutrición

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Abstract

NAVARRETE B, Claudia  and  CARTES V, Ricardo. NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN OF ALTO BIOBIO BOUROUGH AND ITS CORRELATION WITH ETHNO DEMOGRAPHIC FEATURES. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2011, vol.38, n.1, pp.52-58. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182011000100006.

Aim: To describe the nutritional status of preschool children of Alto Bio Bio from year 2007 to 2009. Methods: Retrospective descriptive study of the universe of preschools children who were nutritionally evaluated. Data was obtained from the "Healthy Child Control" anthropometric parameters WIH and HIA according to WHO reference and ethno demographic variables were determined. Results: 1144 preschools were evaluated which were 65.7% pehuenches and 52.3% women. Obesity prevalence was 8.15%, 8.66% and 17.17% in pehuenches, mestizos and westerns respectively. There was a greater risk for malnutrition in mestizos followed by pehuenches. Obesity was higher in boys (10.6%) and weight deficit was higher in girls (5.3%). Stunting was higher in men (25.3%). Conclusions: Coinciding with previous studies we found a tendency to short stature and malnutrition in pehuenches and to obesity in westerns, outcomes associated with extreme poverty in the community.

Keywords : Pre-school children; ethnic; nutrition; obesity; height.

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