Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Dezful University of Medical Sciences

Prevalence of stunting in Iranian children under five years of age: Systematic review and meta-analysis

(2018) Prevalence of stunting in Iranian children under five years of age: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran. p. 103. ISSN 1016-1430 (Print) 1016-1430 (Linking)

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30815398

Abstract

Background: Children in all countries, especially in developing countries, constitute a vulnerable group. Therefore, attention to their health issues is very important. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of stunting in Iranian children under-five years. Methods: All original studies were searched by complex search syntax from international databases including Medline (PubMed), Web of sciences, Google scholar, Scopus, CINHAL and the Iranian databases consist of SID (Scientific Information Database, www.sid.ir), Irandoc (Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology, Irandoc.ac.ir), Iranmedex (www.iranmedex.com), and Magiran (www.magiran.com) from January 1989 to August 2017. Two independent reviewers identified relevant studies in several steps. We employed a random effect model to generate a pooled prevalence. The reported prevalence is presented as percent and 95 confidence interval (CI). Sources of heterogeneity among the studies were determined using subgroup analysis and meta-regression. Results: Finally, 16 studies from different settings remained for meta-analysis in order to have a pooled prevalence estimate, which prevalence of total stunting was 12 (95CI: 10-14). Subgroup analysis for gender showed that the prevalence of stunting in both boys and girls children were equal to 10 (95CI: 8-11) and 9 (CI 95 8-10), respectively. Also pooled prevalence of stunting in southern provinces are higher than other provinces. Conclusion: The prevalence of stunting in some regions of Iran is higher than others. Although, in recent years much effort has been made to address deprivation such as economical, nutritional and social supporting, improvement of the quality of life, there are still nutritional problems in these areas of Iran.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Children under 5 years Iran Prevalence Stunting
Subjects: WS Pediatrics > WS 107-110 Intellectual Disability. Learning Disorders
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Health > Department of Epidemiology
Page Range: p. 103
Journal or Publication Title: Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 32
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.14196/mjiri.32.103
ISSN: 1016-1430 (Print) 1016-1430 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.dums.ac.ir/id/eprint/371

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item