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Including the 10-14 years girls for anemia and diet indicators [message #16930] Thu, 14 March 2019 05:32 Go to next message
Mauro Brero is currently offline  Mauro Brero
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New evidence show the importance of targeting school-age children and adolescents in health and nutrition programmes. However, very few data is available for the age group 10-14 years. It would be important to include this age group in key indicators, especially on anemia prevalence but also on questionnaire about diets.
Re: Including the 10-14 years girls for anemia and diet indicators [message #16932 is a reply to message #16930] Thu, 14 March 2019 05:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Geeta Verma is currently offline  Geeta Verma
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I believe it is important to include the age group 10-14 years for anemia prevalence and diets. This age group is a critical link for nutrition education and nutrition programs.
Re: Including the 10-14 years girls for anemia and diet indicators [message #16936 is a reply to message #16930] Thu, 14 March 2019 06:30 Go to previous message
DrSupreet is currently offline  DrSupreet
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The age group of 5-14 years is the not captured in majority of large scale surveys. It has huge implications on public health policy. The nutritional deficiencies and lifestyle habits developed in this age group will continue till adulthood.
As this age group is school going children and not available in households during the surveys, it is convenient not to consider this age group.
In my opinion, both male and female children from this age group to be included.
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