Growth patterns of children in Lagaip, Enga Province.

P. W. Harvey, I. Darnton-Hill

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A nutrition survey was conducted in 1979 in the Lagaip area of Enga Province. On examining 1,739 children under 5 years., it was found that the pattern of their growth was similar to that reported in other highland populations. The high proportion (37%) of the children classified as malnourished results from stunting, not wasting. Most of the children classified as wasted were less than 2 years old. Significant associations were found between reported morbidity and nutritional status when the latter was assessed by weight related indices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalPapua and New Guinea Medical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

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  • Medicine(all)


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