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Authors: SNEHA BHAJANTRI R.
Advisor: S. K. KAMMAR, S. B. GOUDAPPA, MOUNESHWARI KAMMAR
Title: AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF UNDER FIVE CHILDREN MALNUTRITION AMONG RURAL FAMILIES IN RAICHUR DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA
Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, RAICHUR
Citation: 100
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 154
Agrotags: null
Abstract: Adequate nutrition is a key factor to live an active and healthy life. It is essential for human development. Malnutrition is a condition that results from imperfect or faulty nutrition. It tends to affect predominantly all sections of our society. In rural families, reasons for malnutrition are myriad. Malnutrition among under-five children is a major public health problem. This affects the child at the most crucial period of development, which can lead to permanent impairment in later life. The present study mainly concentrated on the prevalence of malnutrition in the Raichur district of Karnataka and causes leading to malnutrition in the study area, dietary pattern of population, knowledge of mothers regarding nutritional programmes and educational efforts made by the extension functionaries in mitigating malnutrition. The research study was conducted during 2016-17. Totally 180 children were selected based on Gomez classification such as normal, moderate and severely malnourished children. The mothers of respective children were the respondents. Multiple correlation was carried out to know the association between under nutrition and other independent variables. The results of the study revealed that many of the socio-economic factors such as low income level (r=−0.427**), low education of respondents (r=−0.172*), in case of health profile of respondents age at marriage (r= −0.347**), consanguineous marriage (r= −0.193**) and other hygienic factors were negatively and significantly associated with the malnutrition problem in the study area along with low knowledge of mothers about nutritional programmes and lack of diversity in their food habits. Therefore, it is inferred that malnutrition is one of the menace which hinders the overall growth and development of children and it must be curbed by creating an awareness programmes among rural women folk by the involving of Government agencies, NGOs and encouraging people’s participation
Subject: Agricultural Extension Education
Theme: AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF UNDER FIVE CHILDREN MALNUTRITION AMONG RURAL FAMILIES IN RAICHUR DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA
Research Problem: AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF UNDER FIVE CHILDREN MALNUTRITION AMONG RURAL FAMILIES IN RAICHUR DISTRICT OF KARNATAKA
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2017-07-30
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