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ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS UNDER THE INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: in The Field Practice Area of Rural Training Health Centre, Nadayara, Travancore Medical College, Kollam-India

D. Sumit , J. Abraham

D. Sumit
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Travancore Medical College, Kollam.. Email: sumitdatta2@rediffmail.com

J. Abraham
Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Travancore Medical College, Kollam.
Online First: December 24, 2013 | Cite this Article
Sumit, D., Abraham, J. 2013. ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS UNDER THE INTEGRATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: in The Field Practice Area of Rural Training Health Centre, Nadayara, Travancore Medical College, Kollam-India. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science 7(2): 41-43.


Assessment of health and nutritional status was carried out in Anganwadi Children in the Field Practice Area of Rural Training Health Centre, Nadayara, Travancore Medical College, Kollam. This is a cross sectional study within community base setting. Data were collected by a pretested structured questionnaire and analyzed by applying SPSS. Undernourished children in the Anganwadis under study were 21 %. Growth pattern of these children were significantly associated with the birth weight and the episodes of diarrhea. A significant proportion of children are missing the booster doses. DPT booster (16-24 months) is only 74.1 % and DT booster (5-6 years) is only a meager of 13.6%
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