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A Comparative Study of Nutritional Status of Children Aged 11-14 Years of Low and High Economical Background, Surat


Dr. Bhavana Y Chauhan

https://doi.org/10.31142/ijtsrd2241



Dr. Bhavana Y Chauhan "A Comparative Study of Nutritional Status of Children Aged 11-14 Years of Low and High Economical Background, Surat" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-1 | Issue-5, August 2017, pp.117-120, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd2241.pdf

Nutritional status is the condition of health of an individual as influenced by nutrient intake and utilization in the body. Malnutrition is major public health problem in developing countries. Usually referred to as silent emergency, it has devastating effect on children, society and future humankind. The term malnutrition refers to both under nutrition as well as over-nutrition. Rural areas of developing countries are generally prioritized as regards nutrition intervention, because under nutrition is more widespread than in urban areas.OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY• To study the socio demographic profile of children from high and low socio economic groups in Surat.• To assess the nutritional status of children by anthropometry.• To study the biochemical.• To study the physical activity clinical sign and personal hygiene habits.• To correlate food intake with nutritional status.MATERIALS AND METHODSComparative study is to assess the nutritional status of Shree Dayalji Karasanji Bhatarkar Vidyasankul’s as 11-14 years old students of low economical background and Gajaraba Prathmik Shala’s 11-14 years old students of high economical background. Total 100 children are included in the study of height, weight, BMI, family history; socio economical history, education and occupation of parents, monthly income, personal hygiene, clinical sign, puberty changes, dietary details, food frequency, questionnaire of child, activity patterns, meal frequency are recorded. Statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS I9 for mean, percentage, and test. RESULTThe study concluded the nutritional status of government school children was poor than private school children. The prevalence of stunting and wasting was higher and low hemoglobin in government school. Hemoglobin percentage in private school 26% are normal and n government only 4% are normal while in private school 8% are highly anemic and 66% are in government school. There were 36% boys and 36% girls had BMI percentile < 25th percentile in government school, while in private school 32% boys and 20% girls had BMI percentile < 25th percentile.

Nutritional Status, School Going Children, Anthropometric Measurements, Hemoglobin, Body Mass Index, Socio Economic Background


IJTSRD2241
Volume-1 | Issue-5, August 2017
117-120
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
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