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Background: This study was done for offering an effective situation of starting supplementary of growth process for children under the age of one year old in Sabzevar and also to direct the heath policy procedure in the area.
Material & Method: 400 samples using classification procedure based on volume of sample from health centers were chosen. The criteria for entering the study was that supplementary nutrition during evaluation was at least for one month. The data was gathered in two sections, before and after starting supplementary nutrition through checking the information of family record, quetionnaire and interview. For analysing the data, MecNemar test and correlation of Pierson were used.
Results: The age of staring supplementary nutrition in %80/75 was above six months. Desirable growth process before and after supplementary nutrition were %87 and %81/03, respectively. There was a significant statistical relationship between these two trends (p‹0.001 & r=0.595). And also there was a significant relationship between breastfeeding and growth process before starting supplementary nutrition (p=0.04 & r=0.115). MecNemar Test independently showed a statistically significant relationship between child sex, paternal occupation and maternal education level, before and after supplementary nutrition (p‹o.oo1). Although, this kind of relationship was not detected in the other cases.
Conclusion: Starting supplementary nutrition can be potentially a positive factor in desirable growth process(r=0.595), but other variables such as; child’s sex, father’s job and educational level of mother can impact on this situation, independently which must be observed in the process of nutritional consultation.