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Prevalence of Undernutrition of Lodha Children Aged 1-14 Years of Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, India

Author(s): Samiran Bisai | Kaushik Bose | Anusuya Ghosh

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 18;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 323;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Tribe | Undernutrition | Stunting | Underweight | Wasting | Children

"nObjective: Childhood undernutrition among tribal children is a serious public health problem in India. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of undernutrition (underweight, stunting and wasting) among Lodha children of Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India. "nMethods: This cross sectional study was conducted in a village of Paschim Medinipur district. A total of 165 (early childhood=74, late childhood=91) children aged 1-14 years were measured and included in the present study following simple random method. The children were further divided into two categories: early childhood: under 6 years (
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