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An Epidemiological Study on Malnutrition among Primary School-going Children of Rural Area of Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh, India

Hari S Joshi, Rashmi Katyal, Anuj Singh, Swati Khan, Deepak Upadhayay

Keywords : Malnutrition, School, Students

Citation Information : Joshi HS, Katyal R, Singh A, Khan S, Upadhayay D. An Epidemiological Study on Malnutrition among Primary School-going Children of Rural Area of Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh, India. Int J Adv Integ Med Sci 2018; 3 (1):8-11.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10050-10112

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Introduction: Lack of healthy sustenance is one of the real general well-being concerns influencing a critical number of school youngsters affecting their well-being, development and improvement, and school scholarly execution. Malnutrition is the biggest medical issue of youngsters in creating nations. Roughly, 60 million children are underweight in India and youngster malnutrition is in charge of 22% of the nation's weight of sickness. One in each three malnourished youngsters on the planet lives in India. So, this epidemiological study is conducted among schoolchildren of Bareilly district. Aims and objectives: To estimate the prevalence and risk factors of malnutrition among school-going children of provincial region of Bareilly locale, Uttar Pradesh, India. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bareilly district, using multistage sampling technique. Pretested and prevalidated schedule is used for data collection, which was then compiled and analyzed using EpiInfo software version 7.2. Results: Totally, 150 children from primary schools of rural area were examined for malnutrition. Overall prevalence of malnutrition was 35.4%; among them severe thinness, thinness, overweight, and obesity were reported as 6, 14, 10.7, and 4.7%, respectively, whereas in majority of students, nutritional status was found normal, i.e., 64.6%. Conclusion: Health education should be used as a vehicle for promotion of healthy practices and healthy attitudes among children. Parents should be encouraged for healthy eating practices.

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