Anthropometrically determined nutritional status of urban primary schoolchildren in Makurdi, Nigeria

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p769
Academic Journal
The article presents a research conducted to assess the prevalence of malnutrition among urban school children in Makurdi, Nigeria. It mentions that anthropometric indices of weight-for-age (WA) and height-for-age (HA) were used to estimate the children's nutritional status. It concludes that there is a severe malnutrition among the school children living in Makurdi.


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