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Title: Chronic child malnutrition in the Tete province (Mozambique)
Authors: Moral Larraz, Ana
González Azpeitia, Gloria 
Garcia Cruz,Loida Maria 
Hernández Medina, Irina
Reyes Suárez, Desiderio Zacarías 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
320110 Pediatría
3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
590101 Cooperación internacional
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Vicerrectorado de Internacionalización, Movilidad y Proyección Internacional
Servicio de Publicaciones y Difusión Científica de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) 
Conference: 1st CONGRESS BRIDGE to AFRICA 
Abstract: Objectives: Determinate which factors associate with the starting and development of stunting in the Tete Province, Mozambique. Material and methods: Case-control study with 94 children who came to health centers 2 and 3 and the Tete Province Hospital during September 2015. Children with chronic malnutrition were considered as cases (n=47), and those with no sign of malnutrition were taken as controls (n=47). Using a survey, different variables related with the mother, the children and the environment were collected. The association of these variables was then analyzed between both groups. Statistical analyses were performed in SPSS using bivariate comparisons and logistic regressions. Results: In the study population 41,5% were boys and 58,5% girls, being the average age of 18 months. Relationship between birth weight and chronic malnutrition was statistically significant [(p=0,04 OR: 0,25 CI95% (0,06-0,99)]. Conclusion: A higher weight at birth acts as a protector factor for chronic malnutrition. Gender wasn’t related with the possibility of having chronic malnutrition. A higher percentage of chronic malnutrition was found in those children who hadn’t been dewormed, whose mothers had a bigger number of pregnancies and those living in mudbrick houses. However, and probably because of the small sample size, these differences were not statistically significant.
ISBN: 978-84-9042-527-5
Source: 1st Congreso Bridge to Africa, 20 a 25 mayo 2024, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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