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[Prevalence of dietary problems in children of 1-6 years in Chengdu, China].

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, West China Second Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the prevalence of dietary problems in children 1-6 years old in Chengdu.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional survey was undertaken in Chengdu. Five child care facilities were randomly selected. All of the children attending those facilities were surveyed using a structured questionnaire containing questions about socio-economic situation and dietary behaviors of the children and nutritional knowledge of their caregivers. This resulted in 1421 respondents.

RESULTS:

Some 38.63% of children had at least one dietary problem. Strong preference for a small range of foods accounted for 27.23% of all dietary problems.

CONCLUSION:

Dietary problems in children of 1-6 year are common in Chengdu. Parents should be educated and play a more important role in the prevention and intervention of dietary problems in children.

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23898544
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