Study of protein calorie malnutrition amongst under six children In a slum area of kanpur


  • S C Saxena
  • Poonam Saxena
  • S C Gupta
  • S Chandra
  • R P Sharma
  • R K Gupta
  • Sudhir Gupta


Rresearch Problem: What is the prevalence of PCM amongst under six children in slum area of Kanpur? Objectives: 1) To study the prevalence of PCM.2) To apply health educational interventions. Study Design: Cross - sectional study. Setting: All the households in the study area having under six children. Participants: Under - six children showing signs of PCM. Sample Size: 1260 children in the age group ofO - 6 years. Study Variables: Age - group, sex, education of mother, occupation of father, social class, type of family. Outcome Variables: Children with signs of PCM. Statistical Analysis: By chi - square test. Result: The occurrence of PCM was the highest in the 0 - 1 year age group. Boys suffered from overall PCM and grade I PCM more than the girls in whom grade III PCM was more common. Overall as well as grade I and II PCM was seen more in children of illiterate mothers and unemployed fathers. Majority of the children belonged to social class IV and were from unitary families. Conclusion: Mother's education plays an important role in the health and nutrition of children.


Download data is not yet available.




How to Cite

Saxena SC, Saxena P, Gupta SC, Chandra S, Sharma RP, Gupta RK, et al. Study of protein calorie malnutrition amongst under six children In a slum area of kanpur. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 1997 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];9(3):44-8. Available from:



Original Article

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 4 5 6 > >>