A Systematic Review of the Nutritional Consequences of the Earthquake in East Azerbaijan Earthquake 2012

Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Health in Emergencies and Disasters, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Disaster Public Health, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

3 Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

4 Department of Health in Emergencies and Disasters, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, Yazd, Iran.

5 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

6 Tehran University of Medical Sciences: Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

7 Department of Disaster Public Health, School of Management and Medical Information, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

8 Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, University of Medical Sciences, Iran.


Introduction: Concerns about nutrition and foods are amongst those problems that the affected communities always were encountered with, because of the natural disasters. This study purpose was to investigate the nutritional problems and sequences after the East Azerbaijan earthquake. Methods: This systematic study searched for the relevant surveys using the main databases including PubMed, Scopus, Google scholar, Cochrane Library, Science Direct, the web of knowledge (for English studies), Google, Yahoo, and also other Persian information and library resources (for Persian studies) with some associated keywords. The collected data were analyzed, summarized, and reported manually by the use of content analysis method. Results: Amongst 975 studies found in the scientific databases, 21 studies were reviewed in order to find some answers for these research complications, and the earthquake problems were categorized into three contexts including food safety, food security, and nutritional consequences. Conclusion: Despite of the fulfilled efforts after the East Azerbaijan earthquake in 2012, diverse nutritional problems and consequences had been formed in the community, especially amongst children and women.


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Volume 9, Issue 3
September 2021
Pages 186-195
  • Receive Date: 30 March 2021
  • Revise Date: 11 May 2021
  • Accept Date: 31 May 2021
  • First Publish Date: 01 June 2021