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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 10, Part E (2017)

Assessment of nutritional status among pre-school children with a view to develop an informational booklet

Author(s)
Kaushik Rahul, Rawat Ritu and Kaur Moninder
Abstract
A descriptive study conducted to assess the nutritional status among preschool children & determine the level of association of nutritional status among preschool children with selected sample characteristics in Small Wonder Pre-School, Nilokheri, District Karnal, Haryana. Descriptive cross sectional (non experimental) research design was used and 50 preschool children were selected by purposive sampling technique. Nutritional status of children was categorized after taking their anthropometric measurement (weight, height, mid arm circumference & body mass index) and the level of nutritional status was assessed by using World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts for under five children i.e. Growth Chart for Body Mass Index (BMI). The obtained t-test value of sample characteristics i.e. age, gender, religion, area of residency and education was 0.468, 0.448, 0.089, 0.507 and 0.59 respectively. The results showed that 86% children were well nourished, 8% were undernourished and remaining 6% were over nourished.
Pages: 334-336  |  625 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kaushik Rahul, Rawat Ritu, Kaur Moninder. Assessment of nutritional status among pre-school children with a view to develop an informational booklet. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(10):334-336.
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