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Nutritional interventions in refugee camps on Jordan's eastern border: assessment of status of vulnerable groups.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20799573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study was carried out on refugees who had fled the turmoil in Iraq and were hosted atthe eastern border of Jordan. We assessed the nutritional status of 325 children aged 6 months-10 years and 452 females aged 10-72 years, and evaluated the food rations supplied by the UNHCR. Dietary, anthropometric and laboratory indicators were determined. For females and children respectively, prevalence rates were: anaemia 45% and 75%, iron deficiency 44% and 64%, and vitamin A deficiency 6% and 28%. Rationed foods supplied little of some micronutrients: only 33% of vitamin A needs were met. Dietary supplementation for refugees in camps is always warranted.
Authors:
I M Khatib; S M Samrah; F M Zghol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  2010-09-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health and Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Amman, Jordan. imdk@just.edu.jo
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Child
Child Nutrition Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Food Supply / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Infant
Iraq / ethnology
Jordan / epidemiology
Male
Middle Aged
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Status
Prevalence
Refugees / statistics & numerical data*
Vitamin A Deficiency / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Vulnerable Populations / statistics & numerical data*
Women's Health

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