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ASSESSMENT OF MALNUTRITION STATUS IN THE CHILDREN OF AGE 6 MONTHS TO 59 MONTHS RESIDING IN RURAL AND URBAN AREAS OF MEDCHAL-MALKAJGIRI DISTRICT

Baba Alam Shah K. Laskar*, Nemuri Navya and Mohammed Abubakar

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Background: “Malnutrition” is described as a dietary circumstance where in a deficiency or excess (or imbalance) of energy, protein, and different vitamins can purpose vast terrible outcomes at the tissue/frame, relying on frame characteristic and medical outcome. Methods: The observational study was undertaken to assess the nutritional status of the children of age 6 months to 59 months residing in the rural and urban areas of Medchal- Malkajgiri district. Results: Altogether 78 children aged 6-59 months were recruited for this study. Among them 62% were boys and 51% were girls. According to MUAC criteria, 21% of children had suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), 42% had Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 37% had adequate nutritional status. According to Stunting criteria, 43% of children had suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), 18% had Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 39% had adequate nutritional status. According to wasting criteria, 75% of children had suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), 5% had Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 20% had adequate nutritional status. According to Underweight criteria, 88% of children had suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), 6% had Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 6% had adequate nutritional status. Conclusions: The problems of the low stock of extant, hunger, hungriness, malnutrition, agricultural illiteracy, poor antenatal care, disease, poor sanitary and housing facilities, etc. have to be improved totally by the implementation of policy that already exists.

Keywords: Malnutrition, mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC), stunting. Wasting.


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