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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 10, October 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Geographic Information System-Based Mapping Of Malnutrition Children In The Philippines

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AUTHOR(S)

Racquel L. Pula, Rosanna A. Esquivel

 

KEYWORDS

Cabanatuan City, GIS, Health Management, Malnutrition, Mapping, QGIS, Day Care Center, Elementary School

 

ABSTRACT

The research focused on mapping the malnutrition cases in Philippines specifically in the City of Cabanatuan using the Geographic Information System (GIS). In this study, data were collected from Day Care Centers and Elementary Schools across the eighteen barangays of District I of Cabanatuan City. The barangay attributes were also considered in this study. The study was cross-sectional in design and the data obtained were analyzed using the QGIS 3.10 coruña version. GIS revealed that Barangays Palagay and Balite have the highest malnutrition density with respect to land area which ranges from 8 to 10 students per hectare, while Barangays Talipapa, Claudillo, Sto Niño and Pamaldan have the highest malnutrition density with respect to population which ranges from 57 to 64 malnutrition cases per 1,000 population. Recommendations include increasing the number of health workers in areas with high malnutrition density per hectare, and refocusing nutrition programs in areas with high malnutrition density per population.

 

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