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dc.contributor.author Nnyepi, M.
dc.contributor.author Gobotswang, K.S.M.
dc.contributor.author Codjia, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-15T13:11:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-15T13:11:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-12
dc.identifier.citation Nnyepi et. al (2011) Comparison of estimates of malnutrition in children aged 0–5 years between clinic-based nutrition surveillance and national surveys, Journal of Public Health Policy Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 281–292 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0197-5897
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/1051
dc.description.abstract This study documents a marked discrepancy between the nutritional status of children aged 0–5 years in Botswana when measured by national surveys compared to clinic-based surveillance. We compared the average prevalence of underweight (weight-for-age z-scores below 2 standard deviations of the mean of the Center for Disease Control (CDC)/WHO reference standards) in children 0–5 years of age. According to clinic surveillance, prevalence of underweight has fallen from 14.670.03 to 3.570.04 per cent between 1993 and 2010. In national surveys, it had fallen from 14.670.01 to 11.570.01 per cent between 1993 and 2007. We explored several possibilities to explain this discrepancy, and conclude that it is because of sampling bias in the clinic surveillance. This finding underlines the need for properly conducted surveys to ensure accurate information about the nutritional status of children. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Macmillan, www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/ en_US
dc.subject Nutrition surveillance en_US
dc.subject Malnutrition en_US
dc.subject Health information systems en_US
dc.subject Underweight en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title Comparison of estimates of malnutrition in children aged 0–5 years between clinic-based nutrition surveillance and national surveys en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/journal/v32/n3/abs/jphp201132a.html en_US


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