Volume 57, Issue 4 (9 1999)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1999, 57(4): 63-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadeqipoor H, Jazaeri A, Nikbin H, Eshraqian M. Study of weight, height, body mass index, energy and nutrients intake of 11-14 years old girls, Tehran. Tehran Univ Med J. 1999; 57 (4) :63-69
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A descriptive, analytical cross-sectional syudy was conducted in 1996 on 350 female students 11-14 years old in the center of Tehran, Iran. The general objective was determining energy and nutrient intakes and weight, height and BMI (Body Mass Index) of the girls, using anthropometric measurements, interviews (24-hour dietary recall and food consumption frequency), and the NCHS standards. The results were as follows: 1) Based on weight for age and the Z-score, 20% of the girls suffered from mild past and present malnutrition. 2) Based on height for age and BMI, 16.6%, 12.5%, and 1.3% suffered from mild past malnutrition, severe present malnutrition and overweight, respectively. 3) The height curves were normal, as compared to the respective standards. 4) The BMI curves were quite different from the respective standards. 5) On the whole, 53.7%, 49.7%, 86.0%, 59.0%, 67.7%, 76.5% and 88.0% of the girls had low intakes of energy, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12, folic acid, calcium, and iron, respectively. 6) A positive linear correlation was observed between energy intake and height, vitamin A intake and weight, zinc intake and height, and carbohydrate intake and height.
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