Malnutrition among under-five children of Kadukuruba tribe: Need to reach the unreached

Renuka, M. and Jagadish Kumar, K. and Kulkarni, Praveen and Khyrunnisa Begum and Gangadhar, M. R. (2014) Malnutrition among under-five children of Kadukuruba tribe: Need to reach the unreached. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8 (7). JC01-JC04. ISSN 0973-709X

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Introduction: Poor nutritional status of tribal children observed in different parts of India, calls for introspection into various factors influencing it, in order to seek remedial measures. Objectives: To assess the prevalence of malnutrition among under-five children of Kadukuruba tribe and socio-demographic factors associated with it. Materials and Methods: Community based cross-sectional study was done in Kadukuruba tribes of Mysore district over a period of one year among 101 under-five children. Socio-demographic information and anthropometric measurements were obtained by using standard techniques. Height and weight of each child was compared with WHO child growth standards- 2006 for that particular age and sex to get W/A, H/A and W/H Indices and below 2SD of the reference median on these indices were considered as underweight, stunted and wasted respectively. Results: Prevalence of underweight, stunting and wasting was 60.4%, 55.4% and 43% respectively which was significantly associated with respect to age, presence of ration card in the family and egg in the child's diet. Conclusion: Significantly higher prevalence of under-nutrition was noted among under-five children in this community. This calls for educating mothers and other caretakers in the family regarding increased nutritional requirements with increasing age, strengthening Public Distribution System and ensuring egg made available in the regular weekly Menu at all Anganwadi's.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human, male, female, major clinical study, infant, newborn, age, prevalence, malnutrition, article, cross-sectional study, child health, diet, interview, colostrum, named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales, health education, breast milk, anthropometric parameters, community care, confidence interval, egg, maternal care, mother, nutritional requirement, population and population related phenomena, standard living index, stunting, tribal child, underweight, wasting syndrome
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Anthropology
B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Anthropology
Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2019 07:11
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2022 05:24

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