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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part I

Assessment of nutritional status of blind and non- blind children in Mosul city


Author(s): Dr. Marab Younis Abdullah Al-Fathy, Dr. Sakeena Abdul Jabbar Al-Tameemi and Dr. Montha Hamid Ismaeel

Abstract: Aim: To assess nutritional status of blind and non-blind child
Materials and Methods
Design: A case control study design.
Setting and Date: Case: (blind child and their mothers) collected from UmAl-Rbean Development Foundation for blind and purblinds.
Control: (non-blind child and their mothers) from privet clinic of dr. Skeena during Oct- Nov. 2021.
Sampling Methods and Sample Size: Non-probability purposive sample.
Case = 20 blind child and their mothers.
Control = 40 non-blind child and their mothers.
Inclusion criteria: Blind and non-blind child regardless their education, residence and aged between 5-17 years.
Outcome measures: Consumption of macronutrient and beverage per day by yes and no.
Height in cm
Weight in kg
Body mass index in kg/m2
Result:Mothers reported that 36(60%) of study sample eat protein twice a day, 46 (76.7%) eat cab frequently a day, 27 (45%) eat fat once a day, 34 (56.7%) eat fruit and vegetable twice a day. Eating sweet among blind and non-blind child was 13(65%) and 23 (57.5%) respectively.
Fast and canned food per day was more common among non-blind than blind it was 24 (40%) 19 (47.5%) respectively. One third of participant were did not eat breakfast and more prevalent among blind child 7(35%). Fifty percent of child in both groups had overweight and obesity by weight for age and body mass index indicators, it was more prevalent among non-blind child, two third of them were female and four fifth were aged more than 10 years. One fourth of children were stunted more common among blind child 7 (35%) according to height/age indicators.
Conclusion:Eating habit among participant was un acceptable. Overweight and obesity is common problem among both groups, it was more prevalent among female with age more than 10 years old of normal child. Stunting was seen among blind child.


DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2i.302

Pages: 546-551 | Views: 65 | Downloads: 22

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Dr. Marab Younis Abdullah Al-Fathy, Dr. Sakeena Abdul Jabbar Al-Tameemi, Dr. Montha Hamid Ismaeel. Assessment of nutritional status of blind and non- blind children in Mosul city. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):546-551. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2i.302
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