Effect of Parents Economic Status on Teenage School Girls GrowthKankana De*
Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, India
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- Kankana De
Department of Anthropology
Received date: January 11, 2017; Accepted date: February 7, 2017; Published date: February 14, 2017
Citation: De K (2017) Effect of Parents Economic Status on Teenage School Girls Growth. Epidemiology (Sunnyvale) 7: 291. doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000291
Copyright: © 2017 Kankana De. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Teenager or teen is a young person whose age falls within the range from 13-19. They are called teenagers because their age number ends with "teen". Usage by ordinary people varies, and also varies in different societies. Most societies traditionally had a formal ceremony to mark the change from childhood to adulthood. During puberty, rapid mental and physical development occurs. Adolescence is the name for this transition period from childhood to adulthood. In the United States, teenagers from the ages 12-14 go to middle school while teenagers from the ages of 14-18 typically go to high school. In the United Kingdom (UK); teenagers and non-teens are mixed in secondary school. Teenagers attending secondary school generally graduate at the age of 17 or 18. On average, girls begin puberty ages 10-11 years.
Objectives: 1) To find relationship relation between socio-economic status and Nutritional status. 2) Prevalence of under nutrition of study adolescent girls.
Materials and method: Subjects are Adolescents girls aged 10-19 years belongs to Salboni Block which is one the of block of Paschim Medinipur, WestBengal, Participants socioeconomic data are collected through structured questionnaire, anthropometric data are collected through different instruments, cross section study is done on 1009 girls at ages 10-11 years.to collect data on socio-economic status some structured questionnaire were used.
Results: About 69 girls suffering from CED I whose parents are daily labourers 63 girls are suffering from CEDI whose parents depend on cultivation, total 37 girls are suffering CEDIII, among 1009 girls 33 girls are suffering from CEDII. In table 3-5, it shows that skilled labour parents adolescent are higher weight, BMI from unskilled occupation parents adolescent. 43% parents occupation is cultivation.
Conclusion: socio -economic factor represent standard of living of any people, in this study it shows skilled person adolescent girls have higher anthropometry 89 girls are under nutrient among studied girls. Family income also has a profound influence on the educational opportunities available to adolescents and on their chances of educational success. This study had shown socio-economic status affect living standard and nutritional intake, it effect adolescent growth too.