International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C (2019)

Morbidity pattern among primary school children in urban field practice area of a tertiary care center in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India

Author(s): Dr. Dhananjay Kumar Singh and Dr. Sandeep Mishra
Abstract: Background: Children are nation’s greatest asset. School children constitute around 25% of total population of India. They are more vulnerable to infections and malnutrition than rest of the population. After the family schools are the most important places of learning for children. A survey among the school children in India revealed that about half of the ailments found are related to unsanitary condition and lack of personal hygiene. Health problems of school children vary from one place to another.
Objectives
1. To study the prevalence of morbidity among primary school children.
2. To study the morbidity pattern among primary school children.
Methodology: Community based cross-sectional study.
Methods & Materials: Data was collected through pretested semi-structured questionnaire prepared by the investigators. Data collected were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) 21.0 software.
Results & Conclusions
Total strength of students in the school was 450. Total number of students examined was 423 (94%). Prevalence of morbidity was 38.8%. Highest proportion of students with morbidity was found in class 1 (43.29%). Overall most common morbidity found was skin diseases (25.7%) followed by anaemia (24.0) followed by malnutrition (22.2%) then dental caries (21.7%) followed by URTI (19.4%). Most common referral was ophthalmic reference with (47.91%) students.
Pages: 176-179  |  168 Views  75 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Dhananjay Kumar Singh and Dr. Sandeep Mishra. Morbidity pattern among primary school children in urban field practice area of a tertiary care center in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(2): 176-179. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i2c.67