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IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology


Profile of under-five malnourished children admitted in a tribal medical college (RIMS) Adilabad, Telangana


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Author Details : Suryakan Mundlod, Smita Thakkarwad*

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 129-137


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Abstract

Introduction: Malnutrition is a major public health problem in a developing country like India, keeping this in mind a study was carried out to, 1). Find the proportion of under five children suffering from malnutrition among the under- five hospitalized children. 2). Find the Epidemiological factors responsible for development of malnutrition. 3). Find co-morbid illnesses associated with malnutrition.
Materials and Methods: This was a hospital based cross-sectional study, carried out in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Adilabad, telangana. All under-five children suffering from malnutrition were studied over a period of one month.
Results: Total number of under-five children suffering from malnutrition were 170 (83.33%) Moderate & severe/very severe malnutrition was statistically significant in children belongs to Upper-lower class socio-economic status according to modified 2007 KUPPUSWAMY classification.1) Illiteracy & low educational status among mothers.2)Low birth weight (<2>
Conclusion: A large proportion of hospitalized children were malnourished, came from rural, tribal & urban slum areas & this malnutrition is mainly because of low socio-economic status, illiteracy & low educational status of mothers, improper breast feeding & improper complementary feeding practices, low birth weight, low birth spacing & high birth order, all these are statistically significant risk factors. And the major co-morbid illness associated with malnutrition is diarrheal illness & anemia

Keywords: Hospital, Infant, Malnutrition, Morbidity, Preschool

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmpo.2019.030

How to cite : Mundlod S, Thakkarwad S, Profile of under-five malnourished children admitted in a tribal medical college (RIMS) Adilabad, Telangana. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2019;5(4):129-137

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