Volume 63, Issue 1 (5 2005)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2005, 63(1): 40-42 | Back to browse issues page

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Background, Materials and Methods: In order to evaluation the newborn’s nutrintional status in Bojnoard, 566 healty, Single full term newborn were examined. In this examination, the indicators of weight for age, height for age, weight for height and head circumference for age in the beginning of birth were calculated and compared to National Center of Health Statistics Standards (NCHS), with making use of fifth percentile of reference society for malnutrition edge, was specified that, nutritional status in above newborn’s is better than reference society’s newborns. Results&Conclusion: The data analysis of this research showed that between mother’s near delivery weight (P = 0.037) and mother’s nutritional attitude (P= 0.004) and numbers of family( P = 0.006 ) with height for age, between newborn’s sex (P= 0.004), mother’s age(P= 0.038), mother’s near delivery weight(P = 0.042) and mother’s nutritional practice during pregnancy (P= 0.041) with weight for height and between mother’s age (P= 0.043), mother’s near delivery weight (P= 0.048), mother’s height (P= 0.025), mother’s nutritional knowledge (P = 0.046) with head circumference for age, there is significant statistic connection. Also there was a weak statistic connection between newborn’s nutritional status and grade of birth (P= 0.09), but there is no significant meaningful connection between wanted or unwanted newborn and mother’s nutritional knowledge.
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