Nutritional status of children: a comparative study
Paper short abstract:
Short abstract According to the World Health organization, malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality and is more common in India. One in every three malnourished children in the world lives in India.
Paper long abstract:
Long abstract The prevalence of malnutrition varies across the states and in this connection; the present study is an attempt to study and compare the prevalence of under nutrition in children of the Kandha, a Primitive Tribal Group (PTG) in the agency area of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, and the Kandha of Koraput district in Odisha. The population covered in the study is spread over 110 household. Among them children are 165 (boys 79 +girls 86). The data pertain to Socio-economic and demographic aspects, body measurements, items and quantity of food taken in each household and within household by each member and nutrition related clinical symptoms. The study concludes that 75 percent children are underweight.
Health, nutrition and physical growth in developing nations