2010
DOI: 10.1590/s1415-52732010000200005 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: OBJETIVO: Avaliar as condições de saúde e nutrição de crianças menores de cinco anos, e associar a qualidade do consumo alimentar aos beneficiários do Programa Bolsa Família de um município do semiárido brasileiro. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 189 crianças, a partir de uma amostragem de 411 domicílios do município de João Câmara (RN). Foram realizadas medidas de peso e altura, e levantadas às condições socioeconômicas e determinação dos hábitos alimentares. Para o diagnóstico nutricional das crianças foram utiliza… Show more

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“…O déficit de peso em relação à estatura também não foi verificado em crianças até cinco anos de idade, 15,0% apresentavam déficit de estatura e 15,0% sobrepeso. Resultados semelhantes foram encontrados na pesquisa realizada com 189 crianças menores de cinco anos no município de João Câmara (RN) [22] , a qual verificou que 9,9% das crianças apresentaram déficit de estatura e 14,0% excesso de peso. A transição nutricional vem sendo retratada em todas as regiões brasileiras e em todos os grupos de renda [23] .…”
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“…Studies that assessed the macronutrient and micronutrient intakes of adolescent PBF beneficiaries were not found in the literature; most studies mainly regard the food intake of child beneficiaries 11,28,29 , which emphasizes the contribution of the present study to the knowledge about the food intake of adolescent PBF beneficiaries. Nevertheless, there is literature consensus that income impacts access to food.…”
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“…Despite the controversies about how the beneficiary families use the financial resource, studies have reported that families prioritize food acquisition [10][11][12][13] . However, aspects regarding the nutritional quality of these foods remain inconclusive, especially with respect to the density of micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.…”
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“…When poor families have higher incomes they tend to spend more on foods that are rich in sugars and fats, and this may be the reason for the increase of overweight observed in this layer 20 . Socioeconomic status interferes in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in that it determines the availability of food and access to information 17 .…”
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“…The target population is families living in poverty (with a monthly per capita income of R$ 77.01 to R$ 154) and extreme poverty (with a monthly per capita income less than R$ 77) 7 . Literature reports highlight the fact that income from the program is primarily spent by recipients on food 6,8,9 . However, the program's effect on changes in the dietary pattern may be influenced by the dependence of families on the income derived from it and the place of residence of the recipients, i.e.…”
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