NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF UNDER 5 YEARS AT ANGANWADI CENTERS UNDER ICDS PROGRAMME IN PROJECT AREA OF HAYATHNAGAR, RANGAREDDY DISTRICT

Author's Name: A.Sairam & Sridhar.D
Subject Area: Health Science
Subject Medicine and Dentistry
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

anganwadi beneficiaries, nutrition, health status


Abstract

ICDS is a unique and single largest integrated scheme of child development launched on 2nd October 1975. It is a centrally sponsored program implemented by department of women and child development, Ministry of human resources development of india.On an experimental basis it was initially started in 33 blocks of the country .The success of the scheme motivated the government to extend the scheme to 2424 blocks by 1990. Material and methods: examine physical health status of beneficiaries. To examine physical health status of beneficiaries Community based cross sectional study will be done at Hayathnagar ICDS project area which cover Rangareddy district. Hayathnagar consists 8 sectors. These sectors were distributed in urban and peri urban locality to serve people. We selected 2 Anganwadi centers from each sector randomly. Total 16 Anganwadi centers studied. Those who are not present but enrolled in Anganwadi centre will be excluded. Results: In the present study, 50.14% children were males and 48.76% were females. Majority (37.9%) of them belonged to 2 to 3 years age group. In 2 to 3 years and 4 to 5 years age group, male children exceeded females. majority (81.2%) of children were Hindu, followed by Muslims (16.5%) and only (2.3%) children belonged to Christian religion. mean age in months for males was 30.72±10.8 and for females was 28.92±10.8. Mean weight in kgs for males was 11.6±1.6 and for females 11.1±1.6 and mean height for the males was 90.4±6 and for females was 88.8±6.8. In this study majority of the children belonged to class II (41.2%) and class III (36.7%) according to modified BG Prasad classification. More number of female children (10.8%) were thin built compared to male children (8.5%)

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