Protein calorie malnutrition and nutritional anaemia in black preschool children in a South African semirural community

G. Margo, S. Lipschitz, E. Joseph, Ralph Green, J. Metz

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Abstract

The incidence of nutritional anaemia and of protein calorie malnutrition in 119 randomly selected Black children living in the Muldersdrift area was studied. The ecology of nutritional problems in the community was also investigated. Major problems in the area were poor educational and medical facilities, a high childhood mortality rate and poor cash incomes. An important factor which influenced nutrition was large family size. The incidence of protein calorie malnutrition was 27.6% and of nutritional anaemia 13.3%. In the second year of life the incidence of anaemia was 27.3%. The main cause of anaemia was iron deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-74
Number of pages8
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume50
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Protein-Energy Malnutrition
Preschool Children
Anemia
Incidence
Iron-Deficiency Anemias
Ecology
Mortality

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Protein calorie malnutrition and nutritional anaemia in black preschool children in a South African semirural community. / Margo, G.; Lipschitz, S.; Joseph, E.; Green, Ralph; Metz, J.

In: South African Medical Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, 1976, p. 67-74.

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