NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN CHILDREN (1 – 5 YRS) – A RURAL STUDY

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  • Ehtisham Ahmad
  • Salman Khalil
  • Zulfia khan

Abstract

Research question: What is the prevalence of protein energy malnutrition (PEM) in 1 – 5 yrs of age and factors associated with it. Objective: 1. To assess prevalence of protein energy malnutrition in children 1 – 5 yrs of age. 2. To identify the socio-economic and cultural factor associated with protein energy malnutrition Setting: Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan, Department of Community Medicine, J N Medical College, Aligarh. Study design: Cross-sectional study Study variable: Nutritional status, sex, family size, caste, social class, literacy status of parents. Statistical analysis: Chi-square (÷²) test of significance Result: Overall prevalence of PEM was 56.4% in study population, with higher prevalence in female (58.6%) as compared to males (54.2%). Significant relationship was seen between PEM and sex, social class, caste, literacy status of parents and mother.

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2011-12-31

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Ahmad E, Khalil S, khan Z. NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN CHILDREN (1 – 5 YRS) – A RURAL STUDY. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 22];23(2):84-6. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/199

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