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Research Registry No : HRID-00198_V5
University Departmental Research :
Registration Date : 2019-05-21
Title of Research : Nutritional status of primary school children from four geographical regions of Myanmar
Principle Investigator : Moh Moh Hlaing
Co-authors : Moh Moh Hlaing, MyaOhnamr, SandarTun, MyatMyat Thu, ThidarKhine WahWah Win, Su Su Hlaing, Hla Phyo L
Field of Research : Nutrition
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Presentation Source : 44th Myanmar Health Research Congress, Program and Abstracts, p 37.
Placement of Presentation : Department of Medical Research
Year of Presentation : 2016
Abstract : The study was aimed to find the nutritional status of primary school children. The study was school based descriptive study and conducted during November,2014 to February ,2015 in basic primary schools, basic middle schools and basic high schools in urban and rural area of Yangon, Mandalay, Taungyi and Mawlamyaing. A total of (2937)Grade IV and Grade V students were measured for weight, height and waist circumference by standard equipment and standard procedure and haemoglobin concentration of 592 students were measured by Haemocue. The mean(SD) of height ,weight ,Body Mass Index(BMI) and waist circumferences of boys and girls were 131.58(6.89)cm vs 131.4(6.98)cm, 26.99(6.63)Kg vs 26.37(5.91)Kg , 15.43(2.57)Kg/m2 vs 15.08(2.25) Kg/m2 and 55.69(8.16)cm vs 53.62(6.53)cm respectively. The overall prevalence of stunting, wasting, overweight and obesity were 8.8%, 15%, 4.6% and 3.1% respectively. The prevalence of wasting and stunting in Yangon, Mandalay, Taungyi and Mawlamyaing were 14.2% vs 8.6% , 19.6% vs 9.2% , 8.9% vs 8.4%and 17.2% vs 9.0% respectively. The overe weight and obesity prevalence in Yangon, Mandalay, Taungyi and Mawlamyaing were 6.0% vs 5.4% and 3.3% vs 2.2 % and 2.5% vs 1.6% and 6.7% and 2.9% respectively. The mean (SD) of haemoglobin concentration of boys and girls were 11.86(1.02)g/dl and 11.75(1.03)g/dl respectively. The prevalence of anaemia in Yagon, Mandalay, Taungyi and Mawlamyaing were 28.4%, 40.8%, 43.8% and 31.8% respectively. In conclusion, it was found that the percentages of wasting in primary school children fell in the ‘medium prevalence’ category (10-19%) . The overall prevalence of anaemia (36.1%) indicates that anaemia is moderate public health problem. The findings highlighted the need for continued health promotion efforts to improve nutritional status of primary school children.
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Date : 2015-02-19
Placement of IRB/PRC/ERC : Department of Medical Research
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Letter/Document : Food and nutrition surveillance.pdf
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