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NUTRITIONAL STATUS, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND HYGIENIC CONDITION OF SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN OF A VILLAGE OF PUNE DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA | Abstract
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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

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Abstract

NUTRITIONAL STATUS, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND HYGIENIC CONDITION OF SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN OF A VILLAGE OF PUNE DISTRICT, MAHARASHTRA

Author(s):*Puranik SS

The field of anthropometry encompasses a variety of human body measurements, such as weight, height and size; including skin fold thickness, circumference, lengths, and breadths. Anthropometry is a key component of nutritional status assessment in children and adults. Anthropometric data for children reflect general health status, dietary adequacy and growth and development over time. The main objective of the study was to diagnose and analyze the magnitude and causes of nutritional and health problems of the village.Method: Anthropometric reference data of 100 children between 7-14 years of age from a small village situated 30 km from Pune. Using this data BMI i.e. Body Mass Index was calculated which helps in determining whether an individual is overweight or underweight.


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