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Energy intake and anthropometry: a case study of families in Zaria, Nigeria

Oranusi, S. U. and Galadima, M and Umoh, V.J and Nwanze, P. I. (2007) Energy intake and anthropometry: a case study of families in Zaria, Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology, 6 (4). pp. 459-464. ISSN 1684–5315

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Energy intake and nutritional status of 44 members of 5 families in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State were evaluated for 6 consecutive days. The socioeconomic activities and health condition of the participants was determined by the administration of questionnaire interviews. Food samples were analyzed by the standard AOAC methods to determine their energy and proximate composition while nutritional status was determined by anthropometric measurements. The mean energy intake (EI) of the subjects from the families were 2435-4558 kj/d for age groups 1-5 years; 4446-4996 kj/d for age groups 6-15 years; 5632-6493 kj/d for age groups 16-35 years and; 5547-10,883 kj/d for age groups 36 years and above. Fifteen (42.9%) of the subjects from the families had a normal body mass index (BMI) of 20-25 kg/m2, 10 (28.6%) were underweight with BMI of 18.4 kg/m2 and below while 5 (14.3%) were of thin weight with BMI of 18.5-19.49 kg/m2. Energy intake contributed approximately 22% (r = 0.22) to the BMI.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometry, BMI, BF, EI, socioeconomic and nutritional status and energy intake.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:19
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 14:19

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