Preliminary cross-sectional screening for the assessment of macronutrient consumption and body mass index in orphans aged 7 to 15 years in Amman, Jordan

Other Title(s)

الفحص التحليلي لتقدير استهلاك المغذيات الكبيرة و دليل كتلة الجسم في دور الأيتام (7 إلى 15 سنة)‎ في عمان، الأردن

Author

Ghazzawi, Hadil

Source

An-Najah University Journal for Research-A : Natural Sciences

Issue

Vol. 33, Issue 1 (28 Feb. 2019), pp.81-92, 12 p.

Publisher

An-Najah National University Deanship of Scientific Research

Publication Date

2019-02-28

Country of Publication

Palestine (West Bank)

No. of Pages

12

Main Topic

Public Health

Topics

Abstract EN

The aim of this study was to screen for malnutrition by evaluating macronutrient intake and calculating the ratio of body mass index (BMI) to age of orphans in 7 selected governmental orphanages in Amman, Jordan.

The study recruited 277 orphans, including 156 girls and 121 boys aged 7 to 15 years.

Nutritional assessments (BMI and 3 days food recall) were recorded by trained nutritionists.

Macronutrient content was analyzed by EISHA software.

The ratio of BMI to age among orphans was at the lower end of the normal range for boys and girls, at 18.8 and 20.73, respectively.

The macronutrient daily intake of orphans met the requirements for their age groups.

The majority of assessed orphans from orphanages in Amman had proper body weights and met the recommendations for macronutrient and energy intake.

However, eating habits should be improved.

Changes should be applied to improve the provision of nutrient-dense foods to orphanages.

In summary, our study shows that orphans in Amman do not suffer from malnutrition, but their dietary quality should be adjusted.The aim of this study was to screen for malnutrition by evaluating macronutrient intake and calculating the ratio of body mass index (BMI)-

American Psychological Association (APA)

Ghazzawi, Hadil. 2019. Preliminary cross-sectional screening for the assessment of macronutrient consumption and body mass index in orphans aged 7 to 15 years in Amman, Jordan. An-Najah University Journal for Research-A : Natural Sciences،Vol. 33, no. 1, pp.81-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1024640

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Ghazzawi, Hadil. Preliminary cross-sectional screening for the assessment of macronutrient consumption and body mass index in orphans aged 7 to 15 years in Amman, Jordan. An-Najah University Journal for Research-A : Natural Sciences Vol. 33, no. 1 (Feb. 2019), pp.81-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1024640

American Medical Association (AMA)

Ghazzawi, Hadil. Preliminary cross-sectional screening for the assessment of macronutrient consumption and body mass index in orphans aged 7 to 15 years in Amman, Jordan. An-Najah University Journal for Research-A : Natural Sciences. 2019. Vol. 33, no. 1, pp.81-92.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1024640

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 90-92

Record ID

BIM-1024640