Food Consumption Patterns, Nutrient Intakes, Nutritional Status And School Attendance Among Children From Hiv/Aids Affected Households In Kiambu Municipality

ABSTRACT

HIV/AIDS has orphaned millions of children worldwide and left many more with ill parents. Sub Saharan Africa is the worst hit. Kenya has an estimated one million orphaned and vulnerable children due to HIV/AIDS. Apart from illness and death of parents, children may be more vulnerable to poverty, face increased risk of malnutrition and miss out on education. The objective of this study was to assess food consumption patterns, nutrient intakes, nutritional status and school attendance among children from HIV/AIDS affected households in Kiambu Municipality. A cross sectional analytical design was used to study 157 children aged 5-15 years. Households with study subjects were purposively selected with the help of CHWs. Research instruments included a structured questionnaire, 24-hour dietary recall, seven-day food frequency, anthropometry, an observation checklist, Focus Group Discussion guide and in-depth interview guides. The 24-hour dietary recall data were analysed using Nutri survey software. The Statistical Package of Social Scientists version 17 was used to analyse descriptive and inferential data. Anthropometry data were used to determine children’s nutritional status. World Health Organisation growth standards and Z-score cut off points were used to establish malnutrition in children. Relationships were determined by Regression and Chi-square tests, (p

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APA

W, G (2021). Food Consumption Patterns, Nutrient Intakes, Nutritional Status And School Attendance Among Children From Hiv/Aids Affected Households In Kiambu Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/food-consumption-patterns-nutrient-intakes-nutritional-status-and-school-attendance-among-children-from-hiv-aids-affected-households-in-kiambu-municipality

MLA 8th

W, GITIKA "Food Consumption Patterns, Nutrient Intakes, Nutritional Status And School Attendance Among Children From Hiv/Aids Affected Households In Kiambu Municipality" Afribary. Afribary, 31 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/food-consumption-patterns-nutrient-intakes-nutritional-status-and-school-attendance-among-children-from-hiv-aids-affected-households-in-kiambu-municipality. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

W, GITIKA . "Food Consumption Patterns, Nutrient Intakes, Nutritional Status And School Attendance Among Children From Hiv/Aids Affected Households In Kiambu Municipality". Afribary, Afribary, 31 May. 2021. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/food-consumption-patterns-nutrient-intakes-nutritional-status-and-school-attendance-among-children-from-hiv-aids-affected-households-in-kiambu-municipality >.

Chicago

W, GITIKA . "Food Consumption Patterns, Nutrient Intakes, Nutritional Status And School Attendance Among Children From Hiv/Aids Affected Households In Kiambu Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/food-consumption-patterns-nutrient-intakes-nutritional-status-and-school-attendance-among-children-from-hiv-aids-affected-households-in-kiambu-municipality