Magnitude of Malnutrition and Associated Factors Among Pregnancy and Lactating Mother in Meisso Health Center, Meisso Woreda, Oromia Region
International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 1-7
Received: Mar. 3, 2019;
Accepted: Apr. 4, 2019;
Published: May 27, 2019
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Masresha Leta Serbesa, Department of Midwifery, Harar Health Science College, Eastern Ethiopia, Harar, Ethiopia
Maleda Tefera Iffa, Department of Nursing, Haramaya University, Eastern Ethiopia, Harar, Ethiopia
Mohammed Geleto, MEISSO HEALTH CENTER, Eastern Oromia Region, Ethiopia
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Introduction: - Malnutrition is one of the major nutritional problems in which the physical function of an individual is impaired to the point which cannot longer maintain adequate body performance process such as growth, physical work and resisting and recovery from the disease. Malnutrition usually stems from low economical situation, poor personal and environmental hygiene and ignorance are contribute to magnitude of high incidence of acute problem of malnutrition. Recent studies found that the center of the problems is the break ward socio economic development of the country which in turn results in one of the lowest standard of living, low level of social service, poor environmental conditions. In this respect it no disheartening to the not that the state of the health service in Ethiopia is low even when compared to the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Objective: To assess magnitude of malnutrition and associated factors among pregnancy and lactating mother in Mi’esso health center, Mi’essoworeda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Methods: Institutional based cross sectional study was employed. The study was conducted from Feb 1-May 30, 2017 among pregnancy and lactating in Mi’essoworeda. A total of 304 sample was selected by systematic random sampling from the list of Clients, with different socio-demographic and the collected data was analyses by using computer with the total budget of 4,846.9 Ethiopian birr. Result: The nutritional status of pregnancy and lactating mother based on their weight and height the BMI of the respondents indicates overweight accounts 12.6%, underweight 30.3%, and majority of the pregnancy and lactating mother accounts for 57.2% were normal nutritional level. The weight and height/ length of the pregnancy and lactating mother included in the study were between 1.56m to 1.78m and weight 53kg to 84kg. From multiple logistic regression analysis family income (AOR=2.056, 95%CI=1.051-4.023) and age of women (AOR=2.169 (1.015-4.634) were significantly associated with the nutritional status of the study participants. Recommendation: Facilitate rural-urban community’s access to information on nutrition like feeding practice sanitation, health and development program during pregnancy and lactate and efforts to expand awareness of women education using selected dietary during pregnancy and lactation.
Magnitude, Pregnancy, Malnutrition
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Masresha Leta Serbesa,
Maleda Tefera Iffa,
Magnitude of Malnutrition and Associated Factors Among Pregnancy and Lactating Mother in Meisso Health Center, Meisso Woreda, Oromia Region, International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering.
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