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Stunting, underweight and wasting among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme children aged 3-5 years of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India.
Matern Child Nutr. 2007 Jul; 3(3):216-21.MC

Abstract

This study investigated age and sex variations in height and weight, levels of stunting, underweight and wasting among 533 (254 boys; 279 girls) 3- to 5-year-old rural children of Bengalee ethnicity at 11 Integrated Child Development Services centres of Nadia District, West Bengal, India. Height-for-age, weight-for-age and weight-for-height < -2 z-scores were used to evaluate stunting, underweight and wasting, respectively, following the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Guidelines. Results revealed that boys were significantly heavier than girls at age 3 years. Significant age differences existed in mean height and weight in both sexes. Mean z-scores of height-for-age, weight-for-age and weight-for-height were lower than those of NCHS for both sexes at all ages. The overall (age and sex combined) rates of stunting, underweight and wasting were 23.9%, 31.0% and 9.4%, respectively. The rate of underweight and wasting was higher among girls (underweight = 35.1%, wasting = 12.2%) compared with boys (underweight = 26.5%, wasting = 6.3%). In general, the frequency of stunting increased with increasing age in both sexes. Based on the World Health Organization classification of severity of malnutrition, the overall prevalence of underweight was very high (>or=30%). The prevalence rates of stunting (20-29%) and wasting (5-9%) were medium. In conclusion, the nutritional status of the subjects is unsatisfactory. There is scope for improvement in the form of enhanced supplementary nutrition.

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Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. banda@vsnl.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17539890

Citation

Bose, Kaushik, et al. "Stunting, Underweight and Wasting Among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Children Aged 3-5 Years of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India." Maternal & Child Nutrition, vol. 3, no. 3, 2007, pp. 216-21.
Bose K, Biswas S, Bisai S, et al. Stunting, underweight and wasting among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme children aged 3-5 years of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India. Matern Child Nutr. 2007;3(3):216-21.
Bose, K., Biswas, S., Bisai, S., Ganguli, S., Khatun, A., Mukhopadhyay, A., & Bhadra, M. (2007). Stunting, underweight and wasting among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme children aged 3-5 years of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 3(3), 216-21.
Bose K, et al. Stunting, Underweight and Wasting Among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme Children Aged 3-5 Years of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India. Matern Child Nutr. 2007;3(3):216-21. PubMed PMID: 17539890.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Stunting, underweight and wasting among Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme children aged 3-5 years of Chapra, Nadia District, West Bengal, India. AU - Bose,Kaushik, AU - Biswas,Sadaruddin, AU - Bisai,Samiran, AU - Ganguli,Sanjib, AU - Khatun,Argina, AU - Mukhopadhyay,Ashish, AU - Bhadra,Mithu, PY - 2007/6/2/pubmed PY - 2007/7/24/medline PY - 2007/6/2/entrez SP - 216 EP - 21 JF - Maternal & child nutrition JO - Matern Child Nutr VL - 3 IS - 3 N2 - This study investigated age and sex variations in height and weight, levels of stunting, underweight and wasting among 533 (254 boys; 279 girls) 3- to 5-year-old rural children of Bengalee ethnicity at 11 Integrated Child Development Services centres of Nadia District, West Bengal, India. Height-for-age, weight-for-age and weight-for-height < -2 z-scores were used to evaluate stunting, underweight and wasting, respectively, following the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Guidelines. Results revealed that boys were significantly heavier than girls at age 3 years. Significant age differences existed in mean height and weight in both sexes. Mean z-scores of height-for-age, weight-for-age and weight-for-height were lower than those of NCHS for both sexes at all ages. The overall (age and sex combined) rates of stunting, underweight and wasting were 23.9%, 31.0% and 9.4%, respectively. The rate of underweight and wasting was higher among girls (underweight = 35.1%, wasting = 12.2%) compared with boys (underweight = 26.5%, wasting = 6.3%). In general, the frequency of stunting increased with increasing age in both sexes. Based on the World Health Organization classification of severity of malnutrition, the overall prevalence of underweight was very high (>or=30%). The prevalence rates of stunting (20-29%) and wasting (5-9%) were medium. In conclusion, the nutritional status of the subjects is unsatisfactory. There is scope for improvement in the form of enhanced supplementary nutrition. SN - 1740-8695 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17539890/Stunting_underweight_and_wasting_among_Integrated_Child_Development_Services__ICDS__scheme_children_aged_3_5_years_of_Chapra_Nadia_District_West_Bengal_India_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2007.00099.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -