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Research Registry No : HRID-00187_V6
University Departmental Research :
Registration Date : 2019-05-17
Title of Research : Assessment of Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status of Children Living in Fostered Monasteries in Yangon Region
Principle Investigator : Mya Ohnmar
Co-authors : Ko Ko Zaw, Moh Moh Hlaing, Sandar Tun, Myat Myat Thu, Yin Yin Aye, Nyein Nyein Win, Hla Phyo Lin and
Field of Research : Nutrition
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Presentation Source : Presentation of a research paper at the 43rd Myanmar Health Research Congress
Placement of Presentation : DMR
Year of Presentation : 2014
Abstract : To find out the dietary intake and nutritional status of children living in selected fostered monasteries in Yangon Region, the cross sectional descriptive study was conducted during September 2013. One hundred and twenty children from Nan Oo fostered monastery in Mayangone Township and Myin Thar Myo Oo fostered monastery in South Okkalapa Township were involved in this study. Dietary intake was measured by duplicate portion analysis and the nutrient contents of food eaten by these children were analyzed at Nutrition Laboratory, Department of Medical Research (Lower Myanmar). The mean calorie intake was 2095.5 ± 28.5 calorie. The mean intake of carbohydrate, protein and fat was 273.3 ± 8.8 g, 56.6 ± 2.0 g and 83.9 ± 6.1 g respectively. Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) cut-point method was used to assess the prevalence of inadequate intakes for fostered children. Sixty seven children (55.8%), 86 children (71.7%) and 108 children (90%) had inadequate intake according to calorie, carbohydrate and protein respectively. Nearly all children (99.2%) had adequate intake for fat. BMI for age was used to assess nutritional status, 111(92.5%) children were within normal, 4(3.3 %) were underweight and 5(4.2 %) were overweight. Twenty three children (19%) were stunted and 97 (80.8%) were normal height. Haemoglobin concentration was determined by Cyanmethemoglobin method and serum albumin was detected by photometric colorimeter. Half of the children (52.5%) were anaemic and one third of the children (34.2%) were albumin less than normal value (3.8 g/dl). The findings highlighted the effort for improvements of the diet of the children living in fostered monasteries are needed.
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Date : 2013-05-03
Placement of IRB/PRC/ERC : DMR
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Letter/Document : foster.pdf
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