Children’s growth curve from birth to 24th month of age Bandar Abbas, 2004

AUTHORS

Kazem Hossein zadeh 1 , * , Hadi Yousefi 1 , Asiyeh Pormehr Yabandeh 2 , Ghasem Sobhani 3 , Roghayeh Rahmaty 4 , Fariba Asadi Noghabi 4

1 Instructors, Departments of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Midwifery, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Anesthesiology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Nurse.

How to Cite: Hossein zadeh K, Yousefi H, Pormehr Yabandeh A, Sobhani G, Rahmaty R, et al. Children’s growth curve from birth to 24th month of age Bandar Abbas, 2004, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 9(1):e90297.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (1); e90297
Published Online: July 03, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 20, 2004
Accepted: July 03, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: Surveying the growth and development of children is an important
parameter in their health assessment. Since the growth affecting agents vary in
countries, it is not sensible considering a unique growth chart for all. In this
research, we have studied the growth chart of children from birth to month 24 in
Bandar Abbas with regard to the standard growth curve.
Methods: In this descriptive study, we have selected 1000 children in 5 health
center of Bandar Abbas 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: Contrary to the height curve, the weight curve of children was below the
standard level. A significant relationship has been observed between weight curve
and parent’s education and father’s job, but the mother's job does not have a
significant effect on children growth chart.
Conclusion: Weight curve of children is below the standard curve and the gap
between them becomes wider in 6-18 month and parents' education and father’s
job have significant effects. So, as the complementary feeding and teeth budding
by it’s concurrent co-events which all occur on 6 month old, an excellent health
diplomacy must be taken.

Keywords

Growth – Growth & Development – Children – Bandar Abbas

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