DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20205201

Nutritional status of under five children attending Anganwadi in rural area of central India

Ashish Wasudeo Khobragade, Rajendra Govardhan Yadav

Abstract


Background: Under five mortality rate (U5MR) of India is 36. Malnutrition is most important factor contributing to under five mortality.

Methods: 354 children in the age group 0-5 years were included in the study. Weight, height and Mid Upper arm circumference was measured. Data was analyzed by using ‘Anthro’ software. Z scores were calculated. Prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight was calculated.

Results: Prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight is 35%, 6.4% and 15.8% respectively.

Conclusions: Malnutrition is statistically associated with socioeconomic status, maternal literacy and exclusive breast feeding.


Keywords


Anganwadi, Malnutrition, Stunting, Underweight, Under five, Wasting

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