International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | Madagascar | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022

Contribution to the Study of the Nutritional Status of Children Aged 0-59 Months in the Province of Mahajanga

Tholie Victor Andriantiana | Jean Claude Omer Andrianarimanana | Tiana Andriantsoa Rijamanana

Abstract: Madagascar is among developing countries with a public health problem such as malnutrition that requires effective measures. The Province of Mahajanga is made up of the Boeny Region, the Betsiboka, Region, the Sofia Region, and the Melaky Region. Using anthropometric measurements such as the child's weight, age, height, and socioeconomic status of the mothers are essential for specifying the characteristics of the parameters. Food security must be met in a household to fight against malnutrition. Food and food are linked to different parameters such as income, access to care, level of education of mothers, and community security. Sensitization for malnutrition, increase in rice production by various measures, management of household expenses help to improve the nutritional status of children from zero to 59 months in the Province of Mahajanga. The characteristics of the parameters either for the children or of the mothers specify the nutritional status of the children. Malnutrition is presented by food inadequacy, under nutrition, inadequacy of care, food insufficiency. They can lead to problems with the nutritional status of children under five. The survey of 210 mother-child couples was carried out in June 2021 in the Province of Mahajanga.

Keywords: Status, Nutritional, Child under 5 years old, Province, Mahajanga

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,

Pages: 1906 - 1910

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