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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 225-230

Assessment of Nutritional Status in Children below 5 years of aqe at Isapur


1 Final year BAMS Scholar, Department of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Rucha Selkar
Final year BAMS Scholar, Department of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Salod (H) Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Health and nutrition are most important contributory factors for human development. The study aimed at assessment of nutritional status in children below 5 years of age at Isapur of Wardha district, Maharashtra. Data for this survey was collected by a structured questionnaire and observation during CHCP from department of Swasthavrutta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital and Research Center (DMIMS).50 subjects have been interviewed from village Isapur. According to survey, nearly 2 % children are suffering from severe wasting and no children were suffering from stunting. The health of children is linked to their nutritional status in the society. The demographic consequence of the children has formed expression in various forms, such as malnutrition, higher death rate, lower growth rate and lower level of development of children in the physical and mental sector as compared to adolescents and adults. Generally, at household level, cultural norms and practices and socioeconomic factors determine the extent of nutritional status among children. Though the overall assessment of children is good in Isapur and they are getting in sufficiently good diet as per daily needs. Health and nutrition are the most important contributory factors for human development. Countries, undergoing an economic transition, such as nations emerging in the international marketing competition, have to face new challenges in the treatment of nutrition related problem.


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