Volume 15, Issue 1 (4-2005)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2005, 15(1): 39-44 | Back to browse issues page

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hoseinzadeh K, por mehr A, rahmati R, yosefi H. Comparing the growth of under ‎‏2‏‎ years old children referring to health centers of ‎Bandar Abbas with NCHS standard curve. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2005; 15 (1) :39-44
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Introduction: Assessing the growth and development of children is an important parameter in ‎their health assessment. Since the growth effecting agents vary in countries, it is not sensible ‎considering a unique growth chart for all.‎

Objective: In this research we have studied the growth chart of children under ‎‏2‏‎ years old in ‎BandarAbbas and compared it to standard NCHS growth curve.‎

Methods: In this descriptive study, we have selected ‎‏1000‏‎ children from five health centers ‎of BandarAbbas by means of simple randomized sampling. All data about children (height & ‎weight) and their parents’ characteristics such as education and job were gathered and ‎analyzed by means of t-test and ANOVA.‎

 Results: In contrary to height curve, the weight curve of children was below the standard ‎level. A significant relationship has been observed between weight curve and parents’ ‎education and fathers’ job, but mothers’ job does not have a significant effect on children ‎growth chart.‎

Conclusion: The weight gain pattern of children up to ‎‏24‏‎ months in Bandar Abbas differs ‎from the standard and this difference widens in age ‎‏6-18‏‎ months and is affected by factors ‎such as parents’ education and fathers’ job. Therefore, in attention to same timing of ‎introduction of solid food and tooth budding with widening of children’s weight curve with ‎standard curve, (all happens in ‎‏6‏‎ months age),more attention should be paid to feeding and ‎proper health intervention to be conducted in order to control effective factors on children’s ‎development.‎

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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/9 | Published: 2014/08/9

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