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Título : Giardia intestinalis and nutritional status in children participating in the complementary nutrition program, Antioquia, Colombia, May to October 2006
Otros títulos : Giardia intestinalis e estado nutricional em crianças participantes do programa de nutrição complementar, melhoramento alimentar e nutricional da Antioquia (MANA) - Instituto Colombiano de Bem-Estar Familiar (ICBF), Antióquia, Colombia, maio a outubro de 2006
Autor : Botero Garcés, Jorge Humberto
García Montoya, Gisela María
Grisales Patiño, Dayvin
Aguirre Acevedo, Daniel Camilo
Álvarez Uribe, Martha Cecilia
metadata.dc.subject.*: Giardia
Nutritional Status
Estado Nutricional
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Anemia Ferropénica
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Ayuda a Familias con Hijos Dependientes
Fecha de publicación : 2009
Editorial : Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Resumen : ABSTRACT: Giardia intestinalis infection is prevalent throughout the world and widely distributed in developing countries. In general, children display serious consequences to their state of health, including slow height-weight development; therefore, the main aim of this study was to determine the association between Giardia infection and the nutritional status of children who participate in the program of complementary feeding (Mejoramiento Alimentario y Nutricional de Antioquia (MANA) - Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF)). A cross-sectional study examining the association of giardiasis with nutritional status was conducted. A total of 2035 children aged eight months to six years-old were studied. Data were collected using structured questionnaires, anthropometric measurements and laboratory analysis of blood and stool samples. Analysis of the results showed that 27.6% of children were infected with G. intestinalis, while 8.1% and 1.9% were mildly and significantly underweight, respectively, and 14.1% presented stunting. Giardiasis was statistically identified as a strong predictor of stunting in this study population.
metadata.dc.identifier.eissn: 1678-9946
ISSN : 0036-4665
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S0036-46652009000300006
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