Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 2231-2238
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.266


Prevalence of Malnutrition amongst Tribal School Children of Sabarkantha District, Gujarat, India
Preeti H. Dave1*, J.J. Mistry2, M.K. Chaudhary3 and Shamal S. Patel4
1Food & Nutrition
2,4Extension Education
3Agriculture Statistics, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, S.K.Nagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Malnutrition is largely prevalent in tribal population in India. In the year 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj considered Sabarkantha as one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). Six districts of Gujarat are receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF) and Sabarkantha is one of them. Considering this background in mind, the present study was carried out to assess prevalence of malnutrition amongst tribal children of Sabarkantha district. Two tribal taluka viz. Khedbrahma and Poshina were purposively selected for the study. Three villages from both the selected taluka and total 120 tribal school going children (60 girls and 60 boys) were selected for the study. To assess the prevalence of malnutrition anthropometric parameters of the tribal children were studied. Statistical analysis was carried out to calculate frequency, per cent, mean, standard deviation and correlation. From the present study it was observed that mean BMI for age of the tribal children was found lower as compared to ICMR standards. As per Waterlow's classification, stunting, wasting and stunting and wasting was observed and it was found prevalent among tribal children. It was observed that the income of the family showed significant positive correlation with the BMI of the tribal children.


Keywords: Malnutrition, Tribal children, Anthropometric measurements
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Preeti H. Dave, J.J. Mistry, M.K. Chaudhary and Shamal S. Patel. 2019. Prevalence of Malnutrition amongst Tribal School Children of Sabarkantha District, Gujarat, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 2231-2238. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.266