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Association between the History of Hospital Stays, Infant Death in Mothers and Nutritional Status of Patients from 6 to 59 Months Old Admitted to Pediatric Emergency Services in Niamey, Niger


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1 Laboratory of Nutrition and Valorisation of Agro-resources, University of Niamey, Niger
2 Internal Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre, Pediatric Service, National Hospital of Lamordé, Niger
3 Paediatric Emergency, Department of the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
4 Administration of the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
5 Abdou Moumouni University, Niger
     

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Mothers experience a recurrence of morbid events and infant death which is an indicator of nutritional risk in the child brought for care. The aim of this study is to determine the association between histories of hospital stay, maternal infant death and the nutritional status of patients from 6 to 59 months old admitted to pediatric emergency services. It’s a descriptive, transversal surveyed from 16 January to 2 May 2016 in two reference hospitals in Niamey. Patients were classified according to weight / height ratio and histories of hospital stay and infant death were collected at the mothers’ interview. The study involved 287 mother and child dyads. The average age of the children was 18.6 ± 3 months and the boys accounted for 57.14%. Medical history showed 32.75% of hospitalization for mothers, 21.25% for one child death and 15% for two child’s deaths. The association was significant statically between child’s nutritional status and hospital stay of the mother (p = 0.012) and with the history of child death in the mother (p = 0.029). A history of childhood hospitalizations and infant death is an important indicator of nutritional risk in children admitted to pediatric emergencies.


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Hospital Stays, Infant Death, Malnutrition, Pediatric Emergencies.
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Sadou Kangaye
Laboratory of Nutrition and Valorisation of Agro-resources, University of Niamey, Niger
Alido. Soumana
Internal Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre, Pediatric Service, National Hospital of Lamordé, Niger
Kamaye. Moumouni
Paediatric Emergency, Department of the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
Maman Ousman
Paediatric Emergency, Department of the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
Hassane. Ali. Mazou
Administration of the National Hospital of Niamey, Niger
Hassane. Moumouni
Abdou Moumouni University, Niger
Hassimi Sadou
Laboratory of Nutrition and Valorisation of Agro-resources, University of Niamey, Niger

Abstract


Mothers experience a recurrence of morbid events and infant death which is an indicator of nutritional risk in the child brought for care. The aim of this study is to determine the association between histories of hospital stay, maternal infant death and the nutritional status of patients from 6 to 59 months old admitted to pediatric emergency services. It’s a descriptive, transversal surveyed from 16 January to 2 May 2016 in two reference hospitals in Niamey. Patients were classified according to weight / height ratio and histories of hospital stay and infant death were collected at the mothers’ interview. The study involved 287 mother and child dyads. The average age of the children was 18.6 ± 3 months and the boys accounted for 57.14%. Medical history showed 32.75% of hospitalization for mothers, 21.25% for one child death and 15% for two child’s deaths. The association was significant statically between child’s nutritional status and hospital stay of the mother (p = 0.012) and with the history of child death in the mother (p = 0.029). A history of childhood hospitalizations and infant death is an important indicator of nutritional risk in children admitted to pediatric emergencies.


Keywords


Hospital Stays, Infant Death, Malnutrition, Pediatric Emergencies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21048/ijnd.2019.56.3.23350