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International Journal of Home Science

2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 2, PART D

Iron deficiency prevalence and dietary patterns of school going children (5-10y)

Author(s): Neha Rana and Neelam Khetarpaul
Abstract:
The present study was carried out to assess the iron deficiency prevalence and dietary pattern of school going children (5-10y) in Hisar, Haryana. A sample of 100 rural respondents from Govt. Primary School of Mangali village and 100 urban respondents from Govt. Primary School of Hisar city of 5-10 year age were selected. The study showed that the diet of respondents were deficient in protein, iron, zinc, vit. A and vit. C and the intake of these nutrients were lower than 50 per cent of RDA among majority of respondents. Mean value of Hb content of school going children was 10.8 g/dl. A total of 64.5 per cent respondents suffered from anaemia. Mild form of anaemia (52.5%) was more prevalent and severity of anaemia was only among 10.5 per cent of the respondents. Girls were found to be more anaemic than the boys.
Pages: 172-175  |  39 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Neha Rana and Neelam Khetarpaul. Iron deficiency prevalence and dietary patterns of school going children (5-10y). International Journal of Home Science. 2020; 6(2): 172-175.
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