Toll Free Helpline (India): 1800 1234 070

Rest of World: +91-9810852116

Free Publication Certificate

Vol. 9, Issue 6 (2020)

A comparative study of the nutritional status of primary school children aged 7-9 years of residing in rural and urban areas of Bikaner District (Rajasthan)

Author(s):
Rita Mishra and Seema Singh
Abstract:
A Comparative study of nutritional status 827 school children aged 7-9 years of Bikaner district (Rajasthan) was studied by using anthropometric measurements. It was found that the greater percentage (52.21%) of them were girls than boys (47.78%) in rural areas. On the basis of weight for age 4.05-9.12 per cent were severe under nourished, 64.20-62.80 per cent were moderate under nourished, 20.84 & 17.52 per cent were mild under nourished and only 0.73 & 0.70 per cent were overweight and 0.36-1.75 per cent were found to be obese. On the basis of height for age 7.38 & 0.70 per cent were dwarf in girl and boy subjects while, the percentage of short were quite higher 43.91-48.42 per cent and 45.01-46.66 per cent were found to be normal. Only 3.69-4.21 per cent was fall in giant category. Findings of present study indicate that there is a good scope to improve the nutrition of school going children with nutrition education and control of undernutrition.
Pages: 487-490  |  243 Views  39 Downloads


The Pharma Innovation Journal
How to cite this article:
Rita Mishra, Seema Singh. A comparative study of the nutritional status of primary school children aged 7-9 years of residing in rural and urban areas of Bikaner District (Rajasthan). Pharma Innovation 2020;9(6):487-490.
Important Publications Links
The Pharma Innovation Journal

The Pharma Innovation Journal


Call for book chapter