College of Health Sciences - Quirino State University Diffun Campus - Quirino state University
QSU Research Journal
This study determined the extent of nutritional status of preschool children in Diffun, Quirino with the core idea of identifying the underlying causes that affects the nutritional status of these preschool children. Information gathered was useful in establishing baseline nutritional data and/or ascertaining the overall nutritional status of the population that will help create ordinances and legislations appropriate for the target group. Descriptive research design was used in the study, through testing of hypotheses and development of generalizations. The participants of this study were the preschool children in forty-four (44) different daycare centers from the thirty-seven (37) barangays in Diffun, Quirino. The main instrument used in gathering the data was the questionnaire. The sets of research instruments were retrieved immediately after the respondents have individually answered all the items. Pearson correlation was used in determining the relationships among variables. Results revealed that anthropometric status of preschool children has a strong relationship with age in months, educational attainment of the mother and monthly income of both parents. Dietary status on the other hand has a high correlation with age in months, gender, educational attainment of mother, employment of mother and family size.
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