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Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status of Children and Adolescents in Henanigala Indigenous Group, Sri Lanka

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Tharaka Ananda

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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The prevalence of undernourishment, is often higher among indigenous than non-indigenous children in many countries. However, lesser is known about the nutritional status of the Indigenous (the Veddas) children and adolescents in Sri Lanka. The present study was conducted to assess the nutritional status of the Henanigala Vedda children and adolescents through anthropometric measurements. Stature and weight of a total of 169 children and adolescents (90 girls and 79 boys between 5-18 years of age) were measured and calculated the Body Mass Index (BMI). Subjects were categorized into three age groups, 5-8 years (
How to Cite: Ananda, T., 2019. Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status of Children and Adolescents in Henanigala Indigenous Group, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 6(2), pp.8–16.
Published on 30 Dec 2019.
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