Year: 2013 | Month: June | volume 3 | Issue 1

Prevalence of Nutritional Deficiency Disorders among Rural School-Age Children in Jawan Block of Aligarh District

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Children in the age group of 5-15 years are often considered as school age. It is recorded that in India, one-fifth population consists of children between 5-14 years, which includes the primary and secondary school-age (1). Adequate micronutrient status is critical for good health and development during childhood. Access to high-quality data on nutrition and health indicators in this age group would aid in prioritizing and setting up deliberate, evidence-based nutrition intervention programs, targeting the nutritional problems that are of real concern (7). Objectives: 1. to examine the prevalence of clinical signs of nutritional deficiency disorders among school-age children. 2. to find out the difference in prevalence of deficiency disorders among boys and girls.

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