Undernutrition and associated common comorbidities among 6 -59 months old children

  • Abu Rehan All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
  • Surekha Kishore All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
  • Mahendra Singh All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5249-360X
  • Yogesh Bahurupi All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
  • Pradeep Aggarwal All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
  • Bhavna Jain All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh
Keywords: Undernutrition, Diarrhea, ARI

Abstract

Background: Undernutrition has long been a major public health concern in developing country like India as a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality.  Aim & Objectives: To assess undernutrition in under five children and various associated factors affecting it. Methods and Material: A community based cross sectional study was conducted among 400 under five children in Rishikesh. Results: The prevalence of underweight was 37.3%, stunting was 43.3% and wasting was 24.5% respectively. Common morbidity emerged as significant predictors of under nutrition. Conclusion: The burden of common morbidities and prevalence of malnutrition among under-five children in this community is very high.

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Author Biographies

Mahendra Singh, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh

Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh

Pradeep Aggarwal, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh

Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh

Bhavna Jain, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh

Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS Rishikesh

Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
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Rehan A, Kishore S, Singh M, Bahurupi Y, Aggarwal P, Jain B. Undernutrition and associated common comorbidities among 6 -59 months old children. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020Jun.30 [cited 2020Oct.30];32(2):461 -463. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1473
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