International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E-ISSN: 2349-4182
P-ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)

Assessment of nutritional status & deficiency disorders among children attending ICDS services in Ahmedabad

Author(s): Saurabh Rathod, Mitin Parmar, Shashank Patel
Abstract: Introduction: One of the important beneficiary of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Program monitoring of nutritional status of children upto 6 years. The objective of this study was to determine nutritional status of children and to know about awareness of mothers about sources of nutrients.rnMethodology: A cross sectional, community based study was done in selected anganwadis of urban slums of Ahmedabad. Anthropometric measurements and physical examination were done for assessing nutritional status of 200 children. the data wad compiled and analysed in Microsoft excel and Epi- Info software (7th version).rnResults: Among the 200 children examined, majority were male (51%) & most of them belong to 3 to 4 year age group. From total 200 children 26% were found malnourished. Prevalence of malnutrition among girls was 28% while in boys was 24%. Severe malnutrition was found in 5% of children. There was significant relationship (p<0.05) between receiving supplementary food & having normal weight.rnConclusion: Supplementary food provided at anganwadi and mother’s literacy status play important role in a good health and nutritional status. More children should be encouraged to consume supplementary meal provided at anganwadi. Regular check up for health assessment at anganwadi should be done
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