ROLE OF MATERNAL EDUCATION & OCCUPATION IN THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF UNDER THREE CHILDREN

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2011-06-30

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  • Shaili Vyas
  • S D Kandpal
  • Jayanti Semwal

Abstract

Research question: To determine the role of  Maternal  Education & Occupation in the nutritional status of  <3yrs children. Objectives: To assess the role of  maternal education & occupation in the nutritional status of  <3yrs children.  Study design: Cross sectional study. Settings:In the field practice area of Department of Community Medicine, Dehradun. Participants:500 children between 0-3years. Statistical Analysis:Chi Square . Results:  Majority of mothers (41.20%) were found to be illiterate & of these majority had undernourished children (73.30%). In our study, most (92.20%) of the mothers were housewives or were unemployed ,whereas maximum undernutrition (88.46%) was found in children whose mothers were unskilled labourer by occupation, whereas children of housewives were found to be only 59.22%  undernourished.

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Vyas S, Kandpal SD, Semwal J. ROLE OF MATERNAL EDUCATION & OCCUPATION IN THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF UNDER THREE CHILDREN. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Oct. 4];23(1):35-7. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/184

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