Author(s): Mukherjee R, Chaturvedi S, Bhalwar R
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Abstract BACKGROUND: A cross sectional study was carried out to determine the nutritional status of school children in Army School, Pune. METHODS: Anthropometric survey of 760 school children was carried out and compared against the NCHS/WHO reference standards to determine their nutritional status. Associations of nutritional status with socio-economic status, education status of parents, mothers working status and family size were determined. RESULT: The prevalence of stunting was 13.81\%, wasting 6.71\% and under nutrition 9.87\%. Mothers' educational level, wasting, socio economic status and family size were significantly associated with the nutritional status of the child. CONCLUSION: Maternal educational status, socio-economic status and family size are important determinants of nutritional status of school children.
This article was published in Med J Armed Forces India
and referenced in Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences