Health Status of Under Five Children Living in Urban Slums

Roja, VR and Malarout, Namesh and Pateria, Shilpa and Kamath, Rajesh (2018) Health Status of Under Five Children Living in Urban Slums. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (10). pp. 195-201. ISSN 0976-0245

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The primary objective of the research was to study the health status of children under the age of 5 years living in urban slums. This study included 224 under-five Children living in urban slums of Udupi Taluk,Karnataka. A total of 17 urban slums were selected randomly. Cluster random sampling was used. A total of 224 under-five children participated in the study. The mean age of the children was 28±1.6 months. The majority were boys (58.5%). Among the 224 children assessed in this study only 8.5% could be classified as healthy,40.6% as moderately healthy and 54.5% as unhealthy. In this study, we found that the overall health status of children aged between 1 month to 60 months based on morbidity, immunization status and nutrition status was unhealthy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health status; Under 5 children; Urban slums
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 05:51
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 05:51

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