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SMART Nutrition Survey IV in Northern Nigeria

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This study presents the summary of an anthropometric and retrospective mortality survey conducted in eight states of Northern Nigeria from 6th February to 9th March, 2012. The main objectives were to determine the nutritional status of children under five years of age, and women of reproductive age group, to assess infant and young child feeding practices and to estimate crude and under-five mortality rates. In total, 7,186 children under five years of age, 6,098 women were interviewed from 4,733 households from a total of 239 clusters. Ten cases of bilateral edema were found in seven of the eight surveyed state, there was no case of marasmic kwashiorkor. (children with Severe Acute Malnutrition and bilateral edema). The highest and lowest prevalence of GAM were found in Yobe and Zamfara states at 15.4% (11.6-18.195 CI) and 6.4% (4.8-8.4 95% CI) respectively. The prevalence of severe acute malnutrition ranged from 0.6% in Katsina to 3.1% in Yobe states.
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