International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part B (2019)

Prevalence of under-nutrition among under five children and its associated factors in urban area of Municipal Corporation of Nanded

Author(s): Dr. Varthi Mahendra K, Dr. Domple Vijay K, Dr. Chavan Bharat B, Dr. Doibale Mohan K and Dr. Pandhare Pallavi H
Abstract: Introduction: Nutrition of the pre-schoolers is of prime importance as they are most vulnerable to under-nutrition.
Objective: 1) To estimate the prevalence of under-nutrition among under five children (6-60 months). 2) To study of associated factors causing under-nutrition.
Material and methods: The present study was a community based cross sectional study. Probability Proportional to Size Cluster Sampling Technique was used for selecting the sample. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 16.0 version for chi-square test and percentages. The confidence limit for significance was fixed at 95% level with p-value <0.05.
Results: According to the WHO classification of undernutrition, overall prevalence of underweight was 47.4%, stunting 39.7% and wasting 24.4%.
Conclusion: From this study it was concluded that less than half of children were underweight, nearly one third were stunted and one fourth of children were wasted.
Pages: 117-122  |  657 Views  82 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Varthi Mahendra K, Dr. Domple Vijay K, Dr. Chavan Bharat B, Dr. Doibale Mohan K and Dr. Pandhare Pallavi H. Prevalence of under-nutrition among under five children and its associated factors in urban area of Municipal Corporation of Nanded. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(3): 117-122. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i3b.92
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine