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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014
Comparison of Growth Parameters of School Age Children according to WHO and CDC Standard Growth Norms - A Descriptive Survey
Rupehali Sharma | Sangeetha Priyadarshini  | Ansuya 
Abstract: A descriptive comparative carried out to assess the growth parameters of school children and to compare the growth parameters according to WHO and CDC standard growth norms. Materials and Method: Simple random sampling technique was used to select schools (government and private) from Udupi taluk and children from Ist to VIth standard were selected by using cluster sampling. The data was obtained using demographic proforma and anthropometric measurements (height and weight) of selected children. Based upon the anthropometry measurements, nutritional status of the children was assessed according to WHO and CDC standard growth norms. Results: Among 450 school children, only 0.89 % school children were tall according to WHO and CDC standard growth norms. According to WHO, 44.89 % school children were stunted, whereas 40 % school children were stunted according to CDC. On the other hand, according to WHO 53.11 % school children were wasted, whereas 56.22 % school children were wasted according to CDC. Only 0.67 % school children were overweight according to WHO and CDC. No child was found obese according to WHO and CDC standard growth norms.
Keywords: Growth Parameters, school age children, WHO, CDC
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,
Pages: 862 - 865
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