A comparative study on nutritional status of under 6 years children in i.c.d.s. And non i.c.d.s. Tribal areas of uttar pradesh
Objectives : To find out the nutritional status of children under six year. To determine the level of difference in nutritional status of Children under six years in I.C.D.S. and Non I.C.D.S. tribal areas. To assess the impact of I.C.D.S. scheme on nutritional status of children below six years. Study Design : Cross Sectional Study Participants : Under six years children. Sample Size : 1536 children of Nighasan block (I.C.D.S. block) and 1471 of Ramia Behar block (Non I.C.D.S. block). Key Words : Nutritional status, I.C.D.S., height - weight index, Service impact. Results : All the value for height & weight in both groups were lower as compared to the I.C.M.R. standards. All children in I.C.D.S. group were below the normal weight - height index (i.e. > 0.15) while in Non I.C.D.S. group were below normal wt.-ht. index in all age group except 6 -<24 months male & 3 - < 9 months female. Overall prevalence of P.E.M. in I.C.D.S. group was 90.36& while it was 86.85% in Non I.C.D.S. group. The difference was significant.