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Rate of stunting among a sample of postwar resettled families in the Vanni region: a study from the Mullaitivu District

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RPJC Ramanayaka ,

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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RDN Sumanasekera,

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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AHW de Silva,

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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DP Perera,

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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P Chandrasiri,

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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R Gunasekera,

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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LR Jayasinghe

Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, LK
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Abstract

The Department of Family Medicine, University of Kelaniya conducted a health camp in Puthukudiyiruppu in March 2011. Height and weight measurements were carried out and data of 303 participants were analysed. The rate of stunting among children below six years in this population was 62% compared to 19.3% nationally. Thirty four percent of children and adolescents (6-18yrs) were underweight and 21.4% of adults had a BMI less than 18.5kg/m2.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i2.5685

Ceylon Medical Journal 2013; 58: 82-83

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i2.5685
How to Cite: Ramanayaka, R., Sumanasekera, R., de Silva, A., Perera, D., Chandrasiri, P., Gunasekera, R. and Jayasinghe, L., 2013. Rate of stunting among a sample of postwar resettled families in the Vanni region: a study from the Mullaitivu District. Ceylon Medical Journal, 58(2), pp.82–83. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v58i2.5685
Published on 22 Jun 2013.
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