Nutritional intervention among rural pre-school children-an evaluatory study

A. Bhargava, S. D. Gupta, D. K. Mangal, S. Joshi, T. P. Jain

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Abstract

Nutritional intervention in the package form of medical care, supplementary feeding and education was offered to 82 severely malnourished children in two villages of rural health training centre, Naila, for 8 months. Normal weight was restored in 6.09 per cent of children respective to their age; 18.3 per cent improved to grade-l and 40.2 per cent to grade-11, 25.3 per cent remained refractory. The maximum weight gain was 2.5 Kg and 3.02 kg in grade-III and grade-IV malnourished children, respectively. On an average, it took 140.5 days for grade-Ill and 180 days for grade-IV severely malnourished children to return to road-to-health with respect to their weight for age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-699
Number of pages5
JournalThe Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1982

Keywords

  • Nutrition supplement
  • severe malnutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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