Body Mass Index of Children with Chronic Kidneys Diseases at Hemodialysis Centers in Baghdad Teaching Pediatric HospitalsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Haidar Fadhil Abbas Eqbal Ghanim Ma'ala;
Page : 761-763
Keywords : Mass Index; Children; Chronic Kidney Disease; Hemodialysis;
Body Mass Index of Children with Chronic Kidney Disease at Hemodialysis Centers in Baghdad Pediatric Teaching Hospital. A cross-sectional study was carried out among 71 of children (41 boys and 18 girls) aged between (6-16) years selected by non-probability sampling purposive sample. According to study findings 61.97 % of the children with renal failure had normal weight their BMI for age (Z score) between (-1.9 to 1.9).8.45 % of children had sever thinness (Z score) below -3 and 8.45 % had Thinness below (-2 to -3) at Z score. The minimum BMI of children was -6.61, maximum BMI was 6.97 and the mean of their BMI was -0.4. Health education lectures to nurses and childrens families about nutrition, medication and complications and their effects on children growth and development, anthropometric measurement and thrive indicator.
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