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Nutritional Status and Anthropometric Indices in High School Girls in Ilam, West Iran

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(2016) Nutritional Status and Anthropometric Indices in High School Girls in Ilam, West Iran. Scientifica. p. 5. ISSN 2090-908X

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Adolescence is one of the most challenging periods for human growth and nutritional status. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status and anthropometric indices in high school girls in Ilam. Methods. This cross-sectional study was performed on 360 domestic high school girl students chosen randomly by cluster sampling. Data were gathered through interviews performed by a dietitian to fill 24-hour dietary recall and food frequency and demographic questionnaires. Then we performed the anthropometric measurements and we compared the results with CDC2000 standards. We analyzed our data by N4 food analyzer and SPSS16 software. Results. The prevalence of obesity and overweight was 5 and 10.8, respectively. Simultaneously, the prevalence of underweight was 20.2. The prevalence of stunting was 5.8. We also showed that 50 of high school girls in Ilam suffered from severe food insecurity, 14.7 suffered from mild insecurity, and 4.7 get extra energy from foods. Food analysis showed that micronutrients such as zinc, iron, calcium, folate, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin B12 were less than what is recommended by the RDA. Conclusion. Undernutrition and overnutrition are completely prevalent among girls studied in Ilam. This needs further acts and investigations in the field and more nutritional and health educations.

Item Type: Article
Jamalikandazi, F.UNSPECIFIED
Gholami-Parizad, E.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: obesity adolescents overweight underweight prevalence Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
Page Range: p. 5
Journal or Publication Title: Scientifica
Journal Index: ISI
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ISSN: 2090-908X
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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