Prevalence of xerophthalmia amongst under fives in urban slums And rural areas of kanpur

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  • Meeta Bazaz
  • J P Srivastava
  • S CIiandra
  • V K Srivastava

Abstract

Research Question:- What is the prevalence of xerophthalmia & is there any difference in the occurrence in urban slums and rural area Objectives:- I.To assess overall prevalence of xeropththalmia in urban slums and rural area To identify the association of breast feeding and weaning with the development of xerophthalmia To identify association of xerophthalmia and immunization status of children. Study Design;- Cross sectional study Setting:- The study was performed in five urban slums and two rural areas of kanpur. Statistical Analysis:- Chi-square test , Relative risk Results:- Overall prevalence of xerophthalmia was observed 6.66%, in urban slums it was found to be 7.28% and in rural area 6.08%.Maxi- mum no.(50.60%) of xerophthalmic children belonged to age group 4-5 years. Higher prevalence was observed in children who were not breast fed (45.45%)and not immunized (38.7%).

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2003-06-30

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Bazaz M, Srivastava JP, CIiandra S, Srivastava VK. Prevalence of xerophthalmia amongst under fives in urban slums And rural areas of kanpur. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2003 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];15(1):12-7. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/69

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