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JPAST is a Peer Reviewed & Refereed biannual multidisciplinary journal starting from July 2011. Articles are invited for Dec 23 issue.
Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 31-36, July 2014

Prevalence of Wasting in Children under the Age of Five Years in Fazilka in Punjab

Dr. Anil Gupta

Reader, Deptt. of Biochem., Eklavya Dental College & Hospital, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India.


Today, malnutrition in children is the key issue of the world. Children below the age of five years constitute about 13% of the population in india. This health problem has high occurrence in the children in developing countries. The study was executed in city Fazilka, in Punjab, encompassed total 440 children, selected through random, multistage sampling technique. Study displayed overall prevalence of (13%) ‘wasting’ in children under age of five years, along with differential prevalence of 11% (27/240), 15% (20/127), 15% (11/73) ‘wasting’ in children in Schools, Anganwadi and Slum areas correspondingly.

Keywords:  Malnutrition, Wasting.

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