Assessment of Nutritional Status and Anthropometry of Pre-School Children
Keywords:Age, Anthropometry, Gender, Nutritional status, Pre-school children
Child growth is internationally recognized as an important indicator of nutritional status and health in populations. Nutritional status of children is a proxy indicator for assessing the entire population health status and one of the major predictors of child survival. Anthropometry is the scientific study of body measurements and in expensive and non-invasive methods for assessing children’s developing patterns. The literature found relationship between the age, gender, and anthropometric measures of young children. The present study was conducted to understand the relationship among the age, gender, and anthropometric indices across age and gender of pre-school children. The study sample was pre-school children attending Anganwadi in Tirupati town of Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh who were selected randomly. The results revealed that there was association between age, gender, and anthropometric data of pre-school children.
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