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Year: 2007  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 168 - 170

Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Sickle Cell Patients in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria

Sobo Racheal Abisola, O. Olusanya Joseph and O. Keshinro Oluremi    

Abstract: The study assessed the nutritional status of 75 Sickle Cell Patients (who pay preliminary visit to the Sickle Cell outpatient clinic) at the Ogun State Hospital, Ijebu-Ode. Anthropometric indices were obtained to determine stunting, wasting and underweight for young patients and Body Mass Index (BMI) for the adults. Nutrient intake was estimated by 24 h dietary recall and was compared with WHO recommendation. The respondents comprised of 32 (34%) adults. The mean Packed Cell Volume (PCV) for the female respondents was 20.5%, which was higher than the males, (19.4%). The mean Body Mass Index (BMI) value for the adult patients was 17.66±2.41 and this implied that (averagely), the subjects fell within the category of Grade I (GI) underweight. The nutrient intake of the male patients was not statistically (p>0.05) significantly different from the females’. The study revealed that the respondents’ nutrient consumption was poor.

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