Day care centres as an institution for health promotion among needy children: an analytical study in São Paulo, Brazil

Day care centres as an institution for health promotion among needy children: an analytical study in São Paulo, Brazil

Autor Silva, EMK Google Scholar
Miranda, C. T. Google Scholar
Puccini, R. F. Google Scholar
Nobrega, F. J. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Objective: To evaluate the role of day care centres in the nutritional state of children belonging to a low-income population, comparing the nutritional state of the children in the day care centres with children in the same population who were given other types of day care.Design: Analytical cross-sectional study.Setting: Public day care centres/primary health care.Participants: Children aged 0-6 yr attending in 4 public day care centres (n = 446), and sample of population obtained during vaccination campaign (n = 1626).Measurement: Nutritional evaluation was conducted through weight and height measurements, using as a standard the NCHS (USA) table and Gomez and Waterlow methodology. the type of daily care received by the children was assessed through a questionnaire answered by the responsible persons during the vaccination campaign.Results: the nutritional status of children attended in the day care centers was better than children of the same community receiving other types of daily care (OR = 0.48; CI 95% = 0.36-0.65; P < 0.0001), the improvement was related to more than 1 year of enrollment in the day care (OR = 0.74; CI 95% = 0.57-0.96; P = 0.02).
Palavra-chave day care
health promotion
children
nutrition
socio-economics
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2000-09-01
Publicado em Public Health. Basingstoke: Nature Publishing Group, v. 114, n. 5, p. 385-388, 2000.
ISSN 0033-3506 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Nature Publishing Group
Extensão 385-388
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ph.1900650
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000089749200017
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26378

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