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RNA in Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) - Kabul Province (January 2016)

Subject/Objective: 
Broad objective: To evaluate the nutritional status of under-fives and need for emergency nutrition programming Specific objectives:  To estimate Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates among children from 6 to 59 months living in KIS  To estimate two weeks recall morbidity among children from 0 to 59 months living in KIS  To estimate measles vaccination coverage among children from 9 to 59 months living in KIS
Methodology: 
RNA standardized methodology
Key findings: 
• 375 children from 6-59 months of age assessed • GAM prevalence by WHZ <-2 z-scores and/or MUAC<125 mm and/or the presence of bilateral oedema is 21,9% (95% CI 17,7 -26,1) and SAM is 5,9% (95% CI 3,5-8,2) • GAM prevalence by WHZ<-2 and/or the presence of bilateral oedema was at 12.0% (9.0-15.7 95% CI) and SAM is 1.9% (0.9- 4.2 95% CI). • GAM prevalence by MUAC<125 mm and/or the presence of bilateral oedema was at 14.9% (9.8-22.0 95% CI) and SAM is 2.4% (1.1- 5.5 95% CI). • No oedema cases were identified • Prevalence of stunting was at 51.1% (44.9-57.3 95% CI) while severe stunting was at 22.5% (17.3-28.7 95% CI). • Total underweight was at 32.6% (26.5-39.4 95% CI) and severe underweight was 12.3% (8.0-18.5 95% CI). Summary findings have excluded extreme values (SMART Flags— +/- 3SD from the observed mean).
Sample size: 
200 children from 6-59 months old.
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
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Assessment Date(s): 
13 Jan 2016 to 19 Jan 2016

Level of Representation

Village
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Individuals
Collection Method(s): 
Other
Population Type(s): 
Children under 5
Lactating women
Pregnant women
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Action against Hunger
Participating Organization(s): 
Government of Afghanistan - Ministry of Public Health
Location(s): 
Kabul
Other location: 
Kabul informal Settlements (KIS)