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dc.contributor.authorFagundes-Neto, Ulysses-
dc.contributor.authorBaruzzi, R. G.-
dc.contributor.authorWehba, J.-
dc.contributor.authorSilvestrini, W. S.-
dc.contributor.authorMorais, M. B.-
dc.contributor.authorCainelli, M.-
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-26T15:02:12Z-
dc.date.available2022-05-26T15:02:12Z-
dc.date.issued1981-
dc.identifier.citationFAGUNDES-NETO, Ulysses et al. Observations of the Alto Xingu Indians (Central Brazil) with special reference to nutritional evaluation in children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, v. 34, n. 10, p. 2229-2235, 1 Oct. 1981.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0002-9165-
dc.identifier.urihttp://ds.saudeindigena.icict.fiocruz.br/handle/bvs/6960-
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.rightsrestricted accessen_US
dc.subject.otherMato Grossoen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Amazônicaen_US
dc.subject.otherRegião Centro-Oesteen_US
dc.subject.otherParque Indígena do Xinguen_US
dc.titleObservations of the Alto Xingu Indians (Central Brazil) with special reference to nutritional evaluation in childrenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.creator.affilliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Pediatria. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.en_US
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dc.description.abstractenLittle information concerning the nutritional status of Brazilian Indians living primitively in a large area of the Amazon region is available at present. This study took place in the Xingu National Park, created to preserve the Indian population living in this area, along with its culture. Field work was done in three consecutive years (1974, 1975, 1976). At the end of this period 175 children had been studied (97 male and 78 female) all estimated to be under 5 yr of age. Two kinds of studies were performed: 1) cross-sectional: studying the children that entered in the nutritional survey every year, and 2) longitudinal: studying the children that were under observation for 2 or 3 consecutive yr. The nutritional status was evaluated by two age-independent anthropometric indices, namely, weight-for-height and arm-circumference-for-height. The weight-for-height index showed that 96.0% of the children examined were classified as well nourished, 3.4% suffered of 1st degree malnutrition and 0.6% of 2nd degree malnutrition. The arm-circumference-for-height revealed that 97.1% were well nourished and 2.9% were classified as suffering of a mild degree of malnutrition. Since both indices used can give normal results in a population in which there is severe stunting or nutritional dwarfism, a longitudinal study was drawn. Growth in height was studied, resulting normal in 84.8% of the measurements taken. In contrast to children from low-income families living in the outskirts of large urban centers where malnutrition reaches 54.0%, the Indians remain as healthy as they were when last examined 30 yr ago.en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1938-3207-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ajcn/34.10.2229-
dc.subject.decsBrasilen_US
dc.subject.decsÍndios Sul-Americanosen_US
dc.subject.decsEcossistema Amazônicoen_US
dc.subject.decsSaúde de Populações Indígenasen_US
dc.subject.decsSaúde da Criançaen_US
dc.subject.decsEstado Nutricionalen_US
dc.subject.decsAntropometriaen_US
dc.subject.enNutritional statusen_US
dc.subject.enAnthropometryen_US
dc.subject.enBrazilian Indiansen_US
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