Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2017)
Nutritional status of children (0.1-5 years) in Humunabad Municipality, Bidar District. Karnataka, India
Author(s): Pandit, Dr. RV Gangshetty
Abstract: The study is designed to assess the Nutritional Status of Children (0.1-5 years) in Humunabad Municipality, Bidar District. This paper evaluates the socio-economic conditions, BMI, Child Disease, Morbidity Pattern, Age of Children, Role of the Birth Order in the determining Child Nutritional Status through a in-between-intra family analysis of stunting, and underweight in children. It further tries to evaluate, whether the child's height in relation to age varies with gender; and if the drop of the height with each additional birth order can be attributed to pre and post-poor natal health investment in pregnancies and births. The selected 120 sample respondents are the facts determining child nutrition in Humnabad taluk. In India 20 percent of children, of less than five years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition. More than one-third of the world’s children, who are wasted, live in India. Forty three percent of Indian children, less than five years are underweight and 48 percent (i.e. 61 million children) are stunted due to chronic under nutrition. India accounts for more than 3 out of every 10 stunted children in the world. In this context, study the nutritional status of children is necessary for the policy circle.