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
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.
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.