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M Masrul, V Chongsuvivatwong, A F Geater
In order to ascertain the coverage and to identify factors determining the success of an iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) control program in West Sumatra, Indonesia, a cross-sectional study among 495 school children aged 6-15 years in a subdistrict of an endemic goitre area was conducted. Coverage of iodine capsule distribution was 27%. Forty-eight percent of the households used iodized salt with an appropriate concentration (>= 40 p.p.m.). Factors associated with not taking idodine capsules among children were: mother's lack of knowledge about the iodine capsule (OR 13...
March 1999: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Hafni Bachtiar, Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury, Sunil Fernando, Chitkasaem Suwanrath, Ounjai Kor-Anantakul, Le Anh Tuan, Apiradee Lim, Pisake Lumbiganon, Bekha Manandhar, Masrul Muchtar, Lutfan Nahar, Nguyen Trong Hieu, Pan Xiao Fang, Witoon Prasertcharoensuk, Erdenetungalag Radnaabarzar, Daulat Sibuea, Kyu Kyu Than, Piangjit Tharnpaisan, Tran Son Thach, Patrick Rowe
AIM: To compare the mortality, morbidity of emergency and elective cesarean section with vaginal delivery among Asian teaching hospitals. METHODS: Hospital based prospective study at 12 centers of 9 countries. RESULTS: 12 591 vaginal deliveries, 3062 elective and 4328 emergency cesarean section were followed up to 5 days postpartum. Maternal deaths (95% CI) per 1000 births among vaginal deliveries being 0.47 (0.17, 1.03) was not significantly different from 0...
February 2010: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
N I Lipoeto, Mmedsci, Z Agus, F Oenzil, M Masrul, N Wattanapenpaiboon
Diet has a strong relationship with food culture and changes in it are likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of newly emergent degenerative diseases. To obtain in-depth opinions about the food culture of Minangkabau people, focus group discussions were conducted in a Minangkabau region, represented by four villages in West Sumatra, Indonesia, from January to March 1999. The members of the discussion groups were principally women aged from 35 to 82 years old. Minangkabau culture is matriarchal and matrilineal which accounts for female gender dominants in the discussions...
2001: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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