The Sackler Institute for nutrition science report: adolescent girl-adult women comparison study: the nutritional status and metabolic disease risk profile of South African women (15+ years)

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Z.Mchiza, W.Parker, R.Sewpaul, M.Sithole, D.Labadarios
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT GIRLS, HEALTH, NUTRITION, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9575
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/10630

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Abstract

The prevalence of malnutrition (under- and overweight, and nutrient deficiencies) in SA has consistently been reported to have risen, albeit variably, across regions and populations. Ethnicity differentiates malnutrition in the country, with adult women and girls, the poorer and those living in disadvantaged communities being the most vulnerable groups. Malnutrition is a serious risk factor for ill health and contributes substantially to the burden of disease, metabolic disease risk, in particular. As such, early identification of those individuals at risk for the development of malnutrition in relatively diverse geographic/cultural populations through suitable determinants is essential.