||Introduction: Growth and development is one of the most fundamental health issues in children. Deviation from normal growth is a non-specific but important sign in diagnosing diseases in children. The type of approaches and behaviors in the initial stages of life, such as the proper diets with the mother's milk in the breast feeding period, is one of the influential factors in sight problems, especially short sightedness, and dental problems. Dietary behaviors, habits and Patterns are formed in childhood and persist throughout life. Supervision on growth and health behaviors related to children's health can play an important role in determining and reducing problems in the initial stages of life and also adulthood. Considering that the roots of many human behaviors in adulthood is their type of lifestyle in childhood, therefore, this study was conducted with the aim of determining the health problems related to behavior regarding growth, sight and teeth in children less than 5 years of age in Kohkilouyeh province.
Method: This study is a descriptive-analytic cross-sectional study on all children who referred to urban or suburban health clinics in 1388 and the first 6 months of 1389.
Results: In 1388, out of 50169 children less than five years of age who referred to these clinics, 0.69% were severely under weight, 4% had growth disorders, 0.28% were severely short, 1.14% had unsuitable growth regarding their height, 0.24% had abnormal size around their head, 1.56% had nutritional problems, 0.53% had severe dental problems, 0.09% had sight problems, and 0.15% had severe growth problems.
In the first six months of 1389, out of 9697 children who were less than 5 years of age, 0.95% were severely under weight, 5.05% had growth disorders, 0.46% were severely short, 1.22% had unsuitable growth regarding their height, 0.44% had abnormal size around their head, 3.07% had nutritional problems, 0.96% had severe dental problems, 0.39% had sight problems, and 0.39% had severe growth problems.
Conclusion: Considering the large sample size, we can rely on the findings of the present study. Based on the findings, severe or relative deviation from health could be seen in all assessed fields. Since the mentioned problems are rooted in the behaviors obtained by families and other educational systems, as well as health service providers, therefore, the results of this study emphasize on creating a suitable health culture through healthy socialization in different organizations.