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ERIC Number: EJ1109880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Nutritional Awareness of Mothers in Relation to Nutritional Status of the Preschool Children
Halder, Santoshi; Kejriwal, Sunita
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n9 p1366-1377 2016
Background: In the developing world, nearly one-third (35%) of under-five children are stunted and rural children are twice likely to be underweight as those in urban areas (United Nations, Children education Fund, UNICEF Global Database (2006-2010). United Nations Development Assistance Framework of Uganda. Retrieved from India presents a grim scenario which lacks in various aspects inflicting sufferings on children below five years of age. The objective of the study is to find out the association between mother's nutritional awareness and nutritional status of the child (NSC). Methodology: The sample consisted of 300 children of 3-4 years of age from kindergarten and preprimary schools of Kolkata. The tools used were Nutritional Awareness of Mother (NAM) questionnaire and NSC by measuring age, height and weight of children which were used for finding weight for age, height for age and weight for height of the child and the statistical analysis used was chi-square test. Results: The result showed that nutritional awareness of mother significantly influences the NSC. Conclusions: The study would help in motivating educators for incorporating need-based educative measures for young adolescents and thus the eradication of various issues regarding infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, etc. may be checked to some extent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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