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Post-pandemic nutritional status in school children from an educational institution in Huánuco, Peru

Sociology International Journal
Jhenifer Carmen Céspedes-Espinoza 


Aim: Assess the post-pandemic nutritional status of schoolchildren in an educational institution in Huánuco, Peru. Methods: a quantitative, descriptive, observational, prospective, cross-sectional study with a comparative descriptive design, with a population of 228 students and a sample of 143 students, who were administered a questionnaire and a registration form after validation. The Mann-Whitney U and Chi-square tests were used for inferential analysis. Results: 25.2% (36) were overweight and 3.5% (5) were obese. It was found that there was a significant relationship between the frequency of food consumption and nutritional status (P-value=0.014). Conclusion: It was concluded that the school children presented a normal nutritional status, followed by overweight, obesity and thinness.


nutritional status, body mass index, pandemic, malnutrition, schoolchildren (DeCS)