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Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Assessment of malnutrition in hospitalized children in a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan

Author(s):
Muhammad Muzamil khan, Amna Noor, Mudassir Shafiq, Mubasher Muavia and Khurram Mumtaz Khan
Abstract:
Malnutrition in children is common in developing countries and hospitalized children suffer from more severe malnutrition which result in increased length of hospital stay and delay in recovery from disease. The children admitted to hospital wards were included in study. The age, weight and height of children and their nutritional status was noted initially. The patients were divided in different age groups. The calories requirement of hospital children was calculated and then their daily intake of calories through food is calculated. And by subtracting calories intake from required calories. Deficit of calories was calculated. The results shows that children from burn ward suffer more severe malnutrition than children from sepsis and major surgery ward. In male patients of age group 1-5 years in sepsis and major surgery ward, the mean deficit of calories was 909 calories and in patients of burn ward mean deficit of calories was 1062 calories. In female Patients of age group 1-5 year in sepsis and surgery ward, the mean deficit of calories was 814 calories and in patients of burn ward deficit of calories ward is 1035 calories. In Male Patients of age group 6-9 years in sepsis and surgery ward, the mean deficit of Calories was 1112 calories and in patients of burn ward the deficit was 1266 calories. In female patients of age group 6-9 years in sepsis and surgery ward, the mean deficit of Calories was 996 calories and in patients of burn ward the deficit was 1564 calories. In Male Patients of age group 10-12 years in sepsis and surgery ward, the mean deficit of Calories was 1431 calories and in patients of burn ward the deficit was 1687 calories. In female patients of age group 6-9 years in sepsis and surgery ward, the mean deficit of Calories was 1354 calories and in patients of burn ward the deficit was 1540 calories. It was concluded from the study that that malnutrition during hospitalization is a major problem in developing countries.
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How to cite this article:
Muhammad Muzamil khan, Amna Noor, Mudassir Shafiq, Mubasher Muavia and Khurram Mumtaz Khan. . The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2019; 8(1): 06-10.
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