NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS AGE IN RURAL AREAS OF MARDAN
AbstractABSTRACTTo assess the nutritional status of children under five years’ age, a study was conducted duringDecember 1988 in the four randomly selected villages of the target area of Pak-German IRDP, Mardan. A totalof 351 children were examined for their weight and height to determine their nutritional status. WHO-NCHSreference scale was used for comparisons. As per WHO-NCHS reference 'scale 63.8% children were in >90%Wt/Ht, 21.9% in 85-90% Wt/Ht, 11.1% in 80-84% Wt/Ht and only 3.2% of the studied children were below80% Wt/Ht scale of WHO-NCHS. The study reveals that no widespread malnutrition exists in the four villages.
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