Paediatrica Indonesiana
Vol 19 No 3-4 (1979): March - April 1979

Measuring Malnutrition and Intestinal Helminthiasis on Tobacco Plantation Workers’ Children

Chairuddin P. Lubis (Unknown)
Helena Siregar (Unknown)
Alogo Siregar (Unknown)
Ratna Maulana Lubis (Unknown)

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Publish Date
16 Jun 2017


Assessment of nutritional status and fecal examination for intestinal helminthiasis were conducted on 317 children of Tobacco Plantation workers. The nutritional status was measured by using the "three coloured cord" and fecal examination was done by the direct smear method with the result 15.14% of the children suffered from severe malnutrition, 44.80% possible mild malnutrition and 40.06% were normal. Fecal examination revealed that 64.90% had Ascariasis, 20.20% had Trichuriasis, 4.33% had Oxyuriasis.

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Paediatrica Indonesiana is a medical journal devoted to the health, in a broad sense, affecting fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents, belonged to the Indonesian Pediatric Society. Its publications are directed to pediatricians and other medical practitioners or researchers at all levels of ...