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Dissertation Chapters | Anthropology Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
A Study on Nutritional Status of School Children (5-10 years) of Bali Sahi Puri (Odisha)
Abstract: Objective: A study on Nutritional Status of School Children (5-10 years) of Bali Sahi Puri (Odisha) Using WHO Z-Score System Methods: 242 number of School children of Bharat Sevashrama Sangha UG UP School were surveyed. Height and weight and arm circumference was measured following standard procedures. MS Excel and WHO anthro plus Version 1.0.4 statistical software were used for analysis of data. Results The mean weight, height and mid upper arm circumference were almost equal in both male and female. The overall prevalence of stunting was 1.66% and the overall prevalence of stunting of male children is 1.55% and 1.77% was among female children. The overall prevalence of thinned was 32.65% from which 32.54% of male and 32.74% of female children comes under this. According to the WHO 2007 standards for MUAC classification it represents that 1.24% of children were in severe condition. Conclusion: The nutritional status of school age children in this school are comparatively better even though a large number of children still fall below the cut-off for various nutritional indicators.
Keywords: School-age children, Stunting, Wasting, Thinness, Mid-upper arm circumference
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1490 - 1493