PREVALENCE AND INFLUENCE OF EXERCISE ON OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE CHILDREN 6-12 YEARS IN ENUGU SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 72 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background to the study             The English word “obesity” derives, from the Latin word obesus meaning ‘fat’ or plump. The first English use of the word was made in 1651 in Noah Bigg’s medical book ‘metaeotechnia medicinae praxeos’ (Mckeigne, 1996).   Clinical evidence of obesity can be dated as…Read More

IODINE AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN OKPUJE, NSUKKA LGA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

Post Views: 4 ABSTRACT This study was designed to assess iodine and nutritional status of primary school children in a rural community, Okpuje, using recommended quantifiable indicators. A total of 395 school children, 6-12 years (204 males and 191 females) were selected through a multi-stage sampling procedure. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain information on…Read More

ASSESSMENT OF THE FEEDING PRACTICES, VITAMIN A, IRON, ZINC AND ANTHROPOMETRICS STATUS OF UNDER-FIVE CHILDREN IN ORPHANAGES OF FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA, NIGERIA.

Post Views: 26 ABSTRACT The study was undertaken to assess the feeding practices, anthropometric indices, vitamin A, zinc and iron status of under-five orphans living in Federal Capital Territory orphanages, Abuja. A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted using 200 orphans (96 males and 104 females) aged between 0-5 years living in ten orphanages. The…Read More

INFLUENCE OF PATIENT RECORDS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS ON EPIDEMIC CONTROL IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Post Views: 25 ABSTRACT An epidemic free environment enhances the health status of all citizens in the community. The passive disease surveillance and notification systems occasioned by haphazard patient records management practices in the health facilities have led to devastating consequences on epidemic control in Osun State. This is why a sustainable epidemic controldepends on…Read More

DETERMINATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN WITHIN THE AGES OF FOUR (4) TO TEN (10) YEARS USING THEIR BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)

Post Views: 36 DETERMINATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN WITHIN THE AGES OF FOUR (4) TO TEN (10) YEARS USING THEIR BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) ABSTRACT Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of adiposity and has been used in many countries for assessment of overweight and obesity. The prevalence of obesity in children is…Read More

THE EFFECT OF WORKING ENVIRONMENT ON WORKERS PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF REPRODUCTIVE AND CHILD HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN TARIME DISTRICT

Post Views: 39 THE EFFECT OF WORKING ENVIRONMENT ON WORKERS PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF REPRODUCTIVE AND CHILD HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN TARIME DISTRICT TABLE OF CONTENTS CERTIFICATION …………………………………………………………………………………………….. ii DECLARATION………………………………………………………………………………………………. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT …………………………………………………………………………………. iv DEDICATION…………………………………………………………………………………………………… v ABSTRACT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… vi LIST OF TABLES ………………………………………………………………………………………….. xiii LIST OF APPENDICES ………………………………………………………………………………….. xii LIST OF FIGURES ………………………………………………………………………………………… xiv ABREVIATIONS…Read More