Volume 16, Issue 51 (Jul 2006)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2006, 16(51): 75-80 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and purpose: Âdolescent girls as future mothers have a very important function to train healthy generation and it is important to focus on their nutrition status. Therefore in this survey the effects of socioeconomic factors on body mass index (BMÏ) (as a nutrition status indicator) was assessed.
Materials and methods : The subjects were 240 adolescent girls , 14 to 18 years of age. Weight and height measurements of samples were assessed their BMÏ was obtained and compared with BMÏ age and sex-specific growth charts from the centers for disease control and prevention (ÇDÇ) in 2000. Â general questionnaire (about parent education, family economical condition and number of household) for all of the samples was completed.
Results : Â significant relationship between BMÏ status and number of household was observed but parent education and family economical condition had no significant effects on BMÏ status.
Çonclusion: Populous families could affect the household's BMÏ status in addition we need wide epidemiologic studies to prepare a suitable standard for Ïran to assess socioeconomic status of people.
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