ERIC Number: ED099134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Nutrition and Child Growth and Development in Tunisia. Interim Progress Report, (September 1, 1972--February 28, 1973).
Young, Harben Boutourline
This interim report of the Yale Project describes the progress made on the nutrition and growth study of Tunisian children from September 1, 1972 through February 28, 1973. A major part of the report is devoted to the organizational and data collection problems of the longitudinal study, discussed under the following categories: biomedics, sociology, psychology, and nutrition. Some preliminary results are included at the end of the report, which indicate that a combination of medical care and nutrition does have notable influence on sensory motor abilities and mental test scores, even by the age of 12 months. In addition, when the raw scores of the longitudinal study were converted into standardized scores, the mental scores of Tunisian underprivileged children were slightly higher than the American norm, while their motor scores were slightly lower. (CS)
Descriptors: Children, Cross Sectional Studies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Growth Patterns, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Medical Research, Medical Services, Motor Development, Nutrition, Physical Development, Social Class, Socioeconomic Influences, Standardized Tests, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tunisian National Inst. of Nutrition and Food Technology, Tunis.; Tunisian National Inst. of Child Health, Tunis.
Identifiers - Location: Tunisia