International Journal of Home Science
2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 3, PART A
Effect of socio-demographic status on malnutrition among school going children
Author(s): Dr. Renu Kumari and Kumari Nandita
Presently more than 200 million school children are underdeveloped and underweight and if no action is taken and at this rate, by 2025 more than one billion school children will be growing up with impaired physical and mental development. Despite the economic growth seen in India especially in states like Delhi, malnutrition and especially under-nutrition are still highly prevalent. Therefore, keeping in view the above said, the present study was carried out in urban slums of Trilokpuri, Delhi. A total of 200 children (Age group – 6 -12 years) who were residing in different areas of Trilokpuri were selected from Nigam Prathmic Bal Vidhyalaya and Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya Kalyanpuri, for study through systematically random sampling. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. Study finding indicates that only 19 percent of the children found in normal BMI, while rest (81 percent) of them was malnourished. Significance relationship was observed between nutritional status of school going children with caste, number of sibling and mother’ education, so there is urgent need for organized nutrition education and family planning programs especially for women in slums area.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Renu Kumari, Kumari Nandita. Effect of socio-demographic status on malnutrition among school going children. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(3):25-27.