Malnutrition in Children

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CAUSES OF MULNUTRITION IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEAR OLD IN MATHARE SLUMS NAIROBI

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A RESERCH PROPOSAL SUBMITED TO KENYA INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF A DIPLOMA IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS MANAGEMENT

May 2012

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Contents
DECLARATION ii
Contents iii
ACKNOWLEGMENT v
ABSTRACT vi
ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS vii
CHAPTER I 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION 1
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The researcher will use purposive sampling method for selecting all parents with malnourished children below 5years old. Data analysis will use both qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative data will be analyzed using Microsoft excel and electronic calculator. Data will be presented in percentages, frequency tables and graphs.
ABBREVIATIONS / ACRONYMS

A M R E F Africa Medical Research Foundation
A N C Ante- Natal Care/ Clinic
C H W Community Health Worker
M C H Maternal Child Health
M U A C Mid- Upper Arm Circumference
P E M Protein Energy Malnutrition
R A P Rapid Assessment Procedure
U N United Nations
U N H C R United Nation High Commission for Refugees
W F P World Food Program
W H O World Health Organization

CHAPTER I
1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study Malnutrition can either be under nutrition or over nutrition. All these are mentioned in the research but more attention is given to the latter. Under nutrition is a state resulting from intake of inadequate amount of nutrients, the nutrients commonly affected are protein and energy sources known as protein energy malnutrition (PEM),( AMREF training manual 1990).
World Health Organization (WHO) defines malnutrition as the cellular imbalance between supply of nutrients and energy and the body demand for them to ensure growth, maintenance and functions. Malnutrition is globally the most important

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