An Assessment of Nutritional Status of Children of Government Aided Primary School of West Bengal
International Journal of Elementary Education
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015, Pages: 41-45
Received: Feb. 13, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 3, 2015; Published: Apr. 27, 2015
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Tirtha Mondal, Department of Physical Education, Birbhum Zilla School, West Bengal, India
Samiran Mondal, Department of Physical Education, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India
Malabika Biswas, Department of Physical Education, Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, India
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Abstract
Low Nutritional status of Bengali Primary School Children was concluded by different authors for last two decades, but most of the study conducted in a specified part of the Bengal, India and conclusions were drawn accordingly. This study was carried out among 3654 primary school children, being aged 8-9 years from 183 schools of all districts of West Bengal State. Body height and Body weight measurements were recorded following standard techniques. The body mass index (BMI) was calculated following standard formula: BMI=Kg/M2 =Weight (Kg)/Height(M2). Three commonly used under nutrition indicator i.e stunting, under weight and thinness were used to evaluate the nutritional status of the subjects. The study results, 26.1% boys and 22.9% girls were stunted, boys 39.7% and girls 36.5% were under weight and in thinness percentage of boys was 65.4% where as in girls it was 65.3%.
Keywords
Nutritional Status, Height, Weight, BMI, Thinness, Stunting, Under Weight, Elementary School Children
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Tirtha Mondal, Samiran Mondal, Malabika Biswas, An Assessment of Nutritional Status of Children of Government Aided Primary School of West Bengal, International Journal of Elementary Education. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 41-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ijeedu.20150403.11
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