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A Rapid Assessment of Nutrition in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar, Indonesia, Three Weeks After the Tsunami

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  • Ali H. Mokdad
  • David Hipgrave
  • Claudia Hudspeth
  • Herman Sudiman
  • Sunarno R. Widjojo
  • Zulfi Chairul
  • Efi Syafrida
  • Anna Winoto
  • Patrick Webb
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    Context The Aceh province of Indonesia suffered unimaginable damage as a result of the earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004. According to the Indonesian government, more than 125000 people were killed, over 111000 persons are still missing,and over 400000 persons are currently displaced within the province. Objectives--To determine the nutritional status of internally displaced persons. Design-- A convenience sample of 614 children aged 6 months to 5 years and 334 women aged 18 to 45 years in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar.Main Outcome Measures-- Measured weight and height and self-reported health conditions.

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    Paper provided by Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in its series Working Papers in Food Policy and Nutrition with number 30.

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    Length: 16 pages
    Date of creation: Jan 2005
    Handle: RePEc:fsn:wpaper:30
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