Nutritional Status and its Correlates in Equatorial Guinean Preschool Children: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

Nutritional Status and its Correlates in Equatorial Guinean Preschool Children: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

ESTEFANÍA CUSTODIO ET AL. March 1, 2008
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This article assesses the nutritional status and the prevalence of anemia among Equatoguinean children in a nationally representative sample and identifies the risk factors associated with the nutritional problems detected. Concludes that stunting and anemia are public health problems in Equatorial Guinea and that integrated strategies, including fighting poverty and improving maternal education, should be undertaken.

"In Equatorial Guinea, as a result of the recent growth of the oil industry, there is an opportunity to address important public health problems through public and private initiatives. To propose effective nutrition and public health strategies, it is important first to have reliable information on the nutritional status of the population and the underlying factors affecting it..."

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