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Title: Physical growth curves of indigenous Xavante children in Central Brazil: results from a longitudinal study (2009–2012)
Authors: Ferreira, Aline A.
Welch, James R.
Cunha, Geraldo M.
Coimbra Junior, Carlos E. A.
Affilliation: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Instituto de Nutrição Josué de Castro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Abstract: _The nutritional profile of Indigenous children in Brazil is comparable to those observed in some of the least developed regions of the world. Aim_ Weight and height growth curves were characterised based on longitudinal data from a local Indigenous population experiencing the double burden of child under-nutrition and adult obesity. Subjects and methods_ Anthropometric data were collected in six waves from 2009–2011 for children _10 in two proximate Xavante villages in Central Brazil. Prevalence rates for stunting, wasting and thinness were calculated using WHO references. Weight and height data were adjusted for generalised additive mixed models to generate growth curves. Results_ Prevalence rates of stunting and wasting were high, but cases of thinness and excess weight were negligible. Weight and height began close to WHO medians, but fell substantially before 12 months. Boys but not girls were able to catch-up in weight before age 10. From 3–10 years, height for both sexes remained between 2 and 0 z-scores. Conclusion_ Impaired Xavante growth before 1 year followed by inconsistent recovery before 10 years reflects health and wellbeing disparities with regard to the Brazilian national population and a complex epidemiology of growth involving rapid nutritional change_
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Mato Grosso
Região Amazônica
Região Centro-Oeste
Saúde da Criança
Xavante
Antropometria
Desigualdades em saúde
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Estado Nutricional
Avaliação Nutricional
Inquéritos Nutricionais
Crescimento Infantil
Curvas de Crescimento
Desnutrição Infantil
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Ecossistema Amazônico
Saúde da Criança
Antropometria
Epidemiologia
Disparidades nos Níveis de Saúde
Avaliação Nutricional
Desenvolvimento Infantil
Transtornos da Nutrição Infantil
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: FERREIRA, Aline A.; et al. Physical growth curves of indigenous Xavante children in Central Brazil: results from a longitudinal study (2009–2012). Annals of Human Biology, v. 43, n. 4, p. 293-303, 2016.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/03014460.2016.1195445
ISSN: 1464-5033
Copyright: open access
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