International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part C
Clinical profile and outcome of under nutrition among under five years children at nutritional rehabilitation centre in a tertiary care hospital
VS Anjankumar MD, K Sivaramudu, I Bhaskar Naik, T Jayachandra Naidu MD, R Chandhan Reddy and R Neha
Introduction: Malnutrition is the gravest single threat to the world public health. Under nutrition is one of the most concerning health and development issues in India. The main aim was to describe the clinical profile of children aged less than 5 years diagnosed as Severe Acute Malnutrition and outcome of treatment at Nutrition Rehabilitation center. Methods: A descriptive study conducted among 378 subjects for 1 year. Data collection was done on detailed history and examination of the subjects including anthropometry and analysed. Results: The majority of children (51.32%) were of <12 months. Males contribute major proportion in (56.08%). Rural children are about 61.90 %, where most of the children belong to lower economical status (51.86%).Most children recovered 87.30 % and were no deaths during study. Conclusion: There is a need to improve access to health care and need for chain of nutritional care at different levels of the community.
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VS Anjankumar MD, K Sivaramudu, I Bhaskar Naik, T Jayachandra Naidu MD, R Chandhan Reddy, R Neha. Clinical profile and outcome of under nutrition among under five years children at nutritional rehabilitation centre in a tertiary care hospital. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2020;3(1):180-185. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2020.v3.i1c.91