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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3947-3953

An Assessment of Nutritional Status of under-five Children in Rural Area, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Sujata Sethy1* and Renu Mogra2
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha
2Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan
*Corresponding author

The trend of undernourished children below five-year in India is showing declining pattern, but the pace of reduction is not matching with the criteria set by United Nation Development Project under millennium developmental goals for India. So it important to assess the nutritional status for implementing interventions to curb under nutrition with focus on high burden districts in the state. The objectives of the present study are to investigate the demographic profile and nutritional status among under-five children living in rural areas of Udaipur district of Rajasthan. This study was conducted among 224 rural children (boys and girls) aged 3-5 years. Anthropometric assessment for underweight, wasting and stunting was calculated based on age, weight and height measurements. As per WHO classification, underweight, stunting and wasting among the age group of 3-5 years children was 37.54, 46.41 and 16.73 percent respectively. It showed the highest prevalence for stunting, followed by underweight and least for wasting.

Keywords: Nutritional status, Children, Rural area, Underweight, Stunting

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Sujata Sethy and Renu Mogra. 2020. An Assessment of Nutritional Status of under-five Children in Rural Area, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3947-3953. doi:
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