Prevalence's of Wasting and its Associated Factors of Children among 6-59 Months Age in Guto Gida District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Habtamu Fekadu
Department of Food Technology and Process Engineering
Wollega University, P.O.Box: 395, Nekemte, Ethiopia
Email: [email protected]
Received Date: November 19, 2013; Accepted Date: January 06, 2014; Published Date: January 16, 2014
Citation: Adeba A, Garoma S, Fekadu H, Garoma W (2014) Prevalence’s of Wasting and its Associated Factors of Children among 6-59 Months Age in Guto Gida District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. J Food Process Technol 5:289. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000289
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Background: Nutrition is central pillar of human life and its request differ with respect to age, gender and during physiological changes such as complimentary feeding and child age. Ethiopia has a high prevalence of Acute and Chronic Malnutrition, with almost half of Ethiopian children chronically malnourished and one-in-ten children wasted. About 47% of children under-five are stunted, 11% are wasted and 38% are underweight. Acute malnutrition also known as wasting, it is characterized by a rapid deterioration in nutritional status over a short period. For children, it can be measured using the weight-for-height nutritional index or mid-upper arm circumference. There are different levels of severity of acute malnutrition: Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). The recommended a revision of cut-off points to determine wasting are the following: SAM: MUAC < 110 mm for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM): MUAC > 115 and < 125 mm Cut-Off Value Normal ≥125 mm. A cross- sectional descriptive survey and measurements of MUAC was used to investigate Prevalence of wasting and Its Associated Factors among Children 6-59 Months of Age in Guto Gida District, Oromia, Ethiopia. Multistage random sampling technique was used and 359 children between 6-59 months aged were selected from 398 enrolled children to the study. The quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS for windows version (17.0) and EPI-6. Both bivariate and multiple logistic regressions were run to assess factors that were associated with the dependent variable at p< 0.05 and to control the confounders. Objective: To determine the Prevalence of Wasting and Its Associated Factors Among 6-59 Months Age in Guto Gida District, Oromia, Ethiopia.