SMART Nutrition Survey III in Northern Nigeria
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A cross-sectional anthropometric and retrospective mortality survey was conducted in seven states of Northern Nigeria from 21st July to 28th August 2011. The survey was conducted in Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states. The main objective of the survey was to determine the nutritional status of children under five years of age and women from 15-49 years. Data were collected from a total of 4,452 households, 6,069 children under five years of age, and 5,727 women of reproductive age. Results show that prevalence of acute malnutrition was above 10%. The highest prevalence of acute malnutrition was reported in Sokoto and Kano states at 11.8% and 8.1% respectively.. Jigawa state was found with the highest prevalence of underweight children (37.1%) and Yobe had the lowest prevalence (22.3%) Chronic malnutrition ranged between 64.8% and 36.3% in under-five children in Jigawa and Sokoto states respectively.