Assessment Of Iron, Zinc And Anthropometric Indices Of Preschool Children In Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria

This study was aimed at assessing the iron, zinc and anthropometric indices of pre-school children aged 2 – 5 years in Ozubulu. A total of two hundred and forty (240) preschool children were randomly selected. Questionnaire, anthropometric measurements, biochemical analysis and 3–day weighed food intake were used for data collection. Two hundred and forty (240) questionnaires were distributed to mothers and caregivers of the selected children. Out of the 240 samples, sub samples of thirty children were randomly selected for biochemical assessment of iron and zinc status and for 3-day weighed food intake analysis. Iron status was assessed in terms of transferrinemia (serum iron, total iron binding capacity and percentage transferrin saturation) while zinc status was assessed using serum zinc.  WHO child growth standard and NCHS reference were used as standards. The result showed that prevalence of underweight and wasting for children 2 – 5 years was 1.7% and 11.8%, respectively using WHO standard. The overall prevalence of underweight and wasting was 3.3% and 10%, respectively by NCHS reference. Stunting affected only 0.8% using WHO Standard while none was stunted by NCHS reference. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of the pre-school children had low transferrinemia level (percentage transferring saturation 65μg/dl) and deficient (

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OBIANUJU, E (2021). Assessment Of Iron, Zinc And Anthropometric Indices Of Preschool Children In Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-iron-zinc-and-anthropometric-indices-of-preschool-children-in-ozubulu-anambra-state-nigeria

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OBIANUJU, EJIOFOR "Assessment Of Iron, Zinc And Anthropometric Indices Of Preschool Children In Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 20 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-iron-zinc-and-anthropometric-indices-of-preschool-children-in-ozubulu-anambra-state-nigeria. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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OBIANUJU, EJIOFOR . "Assessment Of Iron, Zinc And Anthropometric Indices Of Preschool Children In Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 20 May. 2021. Web. 20 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-iron-zinc-and-anthropometric-indices-of-preschool-children-in-ozubulu-anambra-state-nigeria >.

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OBIANUJU, EJIOFOR . "Assessment Of Iron, Zinc And Anthropometric Indices Of Preschool Children In Ozubulu, Anambra State, Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed April 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-iron-zinc-and-anthropometric-indices-of-preschool-children-in-ozubulu-anambra-state-nigeria