Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer
×
Español (España) | English
Editorial
Home
Indexing
Original

Malnutrition and its association with intellectual coefficient in children from a school in Seville de oro. Province of Azuay, Ecuador, 2023

By
Gabriela Estefanía Peralta Lata ,
Gabriela Estefanía Peralta Lata

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
María José Pesántez Puente ,
María José Pesántez Puente

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Julio Cesar Ojeda Sánchez ,
Julio Cesar Ojeda Sánchez

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Viviana Katherine Rimbaldo Loaiza ,
Viviana Katherine Rimbaldo Loaiza

Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar

Abstract

Introduction: in Ecuador, malnutrition is considered a public health problem since it affects approximately one in four children. This figure increases in the Inter-Andean region, since it is influenced by the socioeconomic situation or nutrition, causing problems in cognitive development due to compromised IQ.
Aim: to determine malnutrition and its association with IQ in school children from 6 to 10 years old who belong to two rural schools in the canton of Sevilla de Oro in the province of Azuay, Ecuador.
Methodology: observational, analytical, cross-sectional study, 119 children from 6 to 10 years of age were used as a sample, selected by stratified random sampling. The parameters of the World Health Organization for weight and height were used to determine the body mass index for placement in the corresponding percentile. The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT) was used to assess IQ.
Results: 7.6% of the study population showed malnutrition, of which 63.9% were below average in IQ. The statistical association test used was chi-square, with a P value of 0.856.
Conclusions: There was no statistically significant association between malnutrition and below average IQ.

How to Cite

1.
Peralta Lata GE, Pesántez Puente MJ, Ojeda Sánchez JC, Rimbaldo Loaiza VK. Malnutrition and its association with intellectual coefficient in children from a school in Seville de oro. Province of Azuay, Ecuador, 2023. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 22 [cited 2024 Feb. 27];3:282. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/282

The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Similar Articles

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.