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Author Rajasree, S. ♦ Soman, C. R.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Pediatrics
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Incidence & prevention of disease
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Population Characteristics ♦ Health Care
Subject Keyword Public Health
Abstract Nutritional status of children in two poor communities was studied using conventional anthropometric techniques. A total of 944 children, of which 246 boys and 242 girls in coastal area and 213 boys and 249 girls in the non-coastal area formed the study group. With measurements of height and weight, the prevalence of various forms of growth retardation was determined in two communities. Inspite of better food intake, the rural coastal children exhibited poorer nutritional status mainly because of environmental deprivation.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Indian pediatrics
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 6
Page Count 647
Starting Page 5
Ending Page 651