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Hosseinzadeh K, Yoosefi H, Pormehryabandeh A, Sobhani G, Rahmaty R, Asadi noghabi F. Children’s growth curve from birth to 24th month of age Bandar Abbas, 2004. hmj. 2005; 9 (1) :29-33
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-300-en.html
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Introduction: Surveying the growth and development of children is an important parameter in their health assessment. Since the growth affecting agents vary in countries, it is not sensible considering a unique growth chart for all. In this research, we have studied the growth chart of children from birth to month 24 in Bandar Abbas with regard to the standard growth curve.
Methods: In this descriptive study, we have selected 1000 children in 5 health center of Bandar Abbas by means of simple randomized sampling. All data about children (height & weight) and their parents’ characteristics such as education and job were gathered and analyzed by means of t-test and ANOVA.
Results: Contrary to the height curve, the weight curve of children was below the standard level. A significant relationship has been observed between weight curve and parent’s education and father’s job, but the mother's job does not have a significant effect on children growth chart.
Conclusion: Weight curve of children is below the standard curve and the gap between them becomes wider in 6-18 month and parents' education and father’s job have significant effects. So, as the complementary feeding and teeth budding by it’s concurrent co-events which all occur on 6 month old, an excellent health diplomacy must be taken.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/23 | Accepted: 2017/10/15 | Published: 2017/10/15

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