Apport nutritionnel des nourrissons et des jeunes enfants aux Émirats arabes Unis: Étude sur l’alimentation des nourrissons et des jeunes enfants

Translated title of the contribution: Nutrient intake of infants and toddlers in the United Arab Emirates: The feeding infants and toddlers study

Y. M. Abdulrazzaq, N. Nagelkerke, S. Abdulla, G. Belhaj

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Abstract

This descriptive study evaluated the nutrient adequacy of the diet of infants (aged 6–11.9 months) and toddlers (aged 12–24 months) in the United Arab Emirates. A random sample of 1000 infants and toddlers was recruited from 2 cities (Al Ain and Dubai) from March 2011 to February 2012 and their usual nutrient intake was determined using 24-hour recall. In all, 54.2% of infants and 25.2% of toddlers were breastfeeding. Mean energy intake of infant girls in Al Ain and Dubai was 747 (SD 189) kcal and 773 (SD 215) kcal respectively and 810.5 (SD 232.2) kcal and 821.9 (SD 262) kcal for boys. In toddlers, mean energy intake for girls in Al Ain and Dubai was 1032.8 (SD 252) kcal and 1013 (SD 339.1) kcal respectively and 1057.2 (SD 201.8) kcal and 1030.3 (SD 341.7) kcal for boys. Iron intake was low in both groups. Mean body mass index and body weight and height were similar to World Health Organization figures but significant numbers of infants and toddlers of both sexes were over- or underweight. Although mean energy and macronutrient intakes were comparable to the RDA, significant numbers were over- or underfed.

Translated title of the contributionNutrient intake of infants and toddlers in the United Arab Emirates: The feeding infants and toddlers study
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

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  • Medicine(all)

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