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Vol. 8, Issue 9 (2019)

Prevalence of malnutrition among children (Aged 1-6 years) in Prayagraj district

Kumari Divya, Gupta Alka and Alisha
Millions of people around the world suffer from hunger or malnutrition. Malnutrition is often used to specifically refer to under nutrition where an individual is not getting enough calories, protein, or micronutrients. In the present study was conducted in the Trans –Yamuna area of Prayagraj District with the objectives to assess the nutritional status of children (aged 1-6 years). By the questionnaire method data on dietary intake was collected by using 24 dietary recall methods and the average nutrient intake was calculated and compared with RDA. Statistical analysis was carried out to calculate frequency, per cent, mean and t -test. From the results it was observed that mean height and weight for children was found lower as compared to ICMR standards. The major findings of the results were that majority of the children i.e. 39% were found to be mild malnutrition, 31% found moderately malnutrition whereas 8% children were severely malnourished. After the nutrition education with Documentary and Folder, majority of the mothers had satisfactory knowledge level. Mothers were found to exert significant positive influence on the gain in knowledge about malnutrition and their facts. The study revealed that the mother’s knowledge on nutritious diet needs to be improved.
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How to cite this article:
Kumari Divya, Gupta Alka, Alisha. Prevalence of malnutrition among children (Aged 1-6 years) in Prayagraj district. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(9):507-510.

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