Morbidity pattern of school going children (1-15 years of age) in Poor urban areas of aligarh

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2003-06-30

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  • M A Hassan
  • N Khaqlique
  • Z Khan

Abstract

Cross-scctiona! study of 802 school children were carried out in poor urban areas of Aligarh with the objective to find out the morbidity pattern and to make recommendation. Out of 802 school children 82.04% were suffering from one or more than one disease. Most common morbidity they had, dental caries (25%), Anaemia (24.8%), Refractive error (9,9%), worm infestation (9.2%), skin disease (5.4%), and ear discharge (4.2%). The prevalence of anaemia was higher in females (30.6%) compared to males (20.7%). This difference was statistically significant (x1=4.8, d.f.= l p<0.05). 36.53% children were malnourished and 65.9% normal. 34.09% male and 40.07% female were malnourished . Difference in prevalence of malnutrition in male and female was statistically significant (x1=4.21, d.f.=l p<0.05). The prevalence of disease in school going children were found to be high

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Hassan MA, Khaqlique N, Khan Z. Morbidity pattern of school going children (1-15 years of age) in Poor urban areas of aligarh. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2003 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Nov. 26];15(1):31-3. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/73

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