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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 3658-3665
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.422


Nutritional Status of School Children (6-12 years) in Deodar Taluka – Gujarat
Nayna P. Raval, I. N. Patel, Kundan Joshi and Surabhi Singh
Foods & Nutrition, SDAU, Gujarat, India
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Abstract:

In India, factors pertaining to poverty, illiteracy, women's workload and poor decision making traditional beliefs and practices and men's attitude towards child care contribute to malnutrition and eventually to maternal and child deaths. At location and sub-location levels, lack of basic services, resource mobilization and administrative structures that are unresponsive to the community needs further aggravate the situation of malnutrition. The objective of research was to study the personal, socio-economic characteristics and nutritional status of primary school children. 10 villages of the Deoder Taluka were selected randomly for conducting the research and from each selected school 30 children (both boys and girls) were selected by random sampling technique. Hence, a sample of 300 rural primary school children was drawn. The data shows 51 per cent of children were having low weight (BMI 18.5-20.0) followed by 40.33 per cent of children were having normal weight (BMI between20.0-25.0). Socio-economic status of majority of the families was low. They were undernourished or had moderate level of malnutrition.


Keywords: School children, Nutritional status, Malnutrition
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Nayna P. Raval, I. N. Patel, Kundan Joshi and Surabhi Singh. 2020. Nutritional Status of School Children (6-12 years) in Deodar Taluka-Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 3658-3665. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.422