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Hamadiyan H, Pour Ashouri F, Rasekhi S. Growth of Head Circumference, Weight and Height from Birth to 18 Months in the South of Iran. IEJM. 2015; 4 (1) :1-5
URL: http://iejm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-56-en.html

Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Background: Assessing the growth of infants is a main parameter in their health assessment. Thus, we have studied the growth condition of children from born to 18 months in this research in Bandar Abbas, Iran, 2015. Methods: In this descriptive study, we have selected 104 case records from the dataset of health center number 8 of BandarAbbas by means of simple randomized sampling. All data about the growth of children (height, weight and head circumference) and their parents’ characteristics were gathered and analyzed by SPSS version 19. Results: All of the growth curves (height, weight and head circumference) in children who born between March 20, 2012 and March 21, 2013 in Bandar Abbas were in normal range by the age of eighteen months. The height of breastfed individuals were considerably higher than formula fed children (P <0.05). In addition, children whose mothers were under 30 years of age, were taller than the others (P <0.05). Conclusions: We can conclude that the growth patterns of children is desirable in Bandar Abbas and also it can improve by breastfeeding. In addition, the ages of mothers are another determinant in the growth of infants.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2015/09/9 | Accepted: 2015/09/9 | Published: 2015/09/9

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