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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-14

Anthropometry measurements and nutritional status of children attending anganwadis in rural areas

Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_6_19

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Background: The study is regarding the effectiveness of ICDS scheme in India which is for the benefits of children's nutrition and health. Aims: The aim of this study is to determine the assessment of the nutritional status of children attending Anganwadi in Seloo and Deoli. Objective: The objective is to assess the nutritional status of children according to American Association for Health Education in Anganwadi at the village Seloo and Deoli of Wardha district. Materials and Methods: All the students of Seloo and Deoli taken as subject for anthropometric measurements to asses nutritional status. Study type is cross sectional study. Results: In Seloo, almost 56.6% of children are underweight. In Deoli, almost 50% of children are underweight. Conclusion: The overall prevalence of undernutrition in the study population was assessed, and severe undernutrition was found to be present.

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