Health status of under five children living in urban slums

V. R. Roja, Abhiruchi Galhotra, Ancil V. Rajan, Namesh Malarout, Shilpa Pateria, Rajesh Kamath

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The primary objective of the research was to study the health status of children under the age of 5 years living in urban slums. This study included 224 under-five Children living in urban slums of Udupi Taluk, Karnataka. A total of 17 urban slums were selected randomly. Cluster random sampling was used. A total of 224 under-five children participated in the study. The mean age of the children was 28±1.6 months. The majority were boys (58.5%). Among the 224 children assessed in this study only 8.5% could be classified as healthy,40.6% as moderately healthy and 54.5% as unhealthy. In this study, we found that the overall health status of children aged between 1 month to 60 months based on morbidity, immunization status and nutrition status was unhealthy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

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Roja, V. R., Galhotra, A., Rajan, A. V., Malarout, N., Pateria, S., & Kamath, R. (2018). Health status of under five children living in urban slums. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 9(10), 195-201. https://doi.org/10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01340.2
Roja, V. R. ; Galhotra, Abhiruchi ; Rajan, Ancil V. ; Malarout, Namesh ; Pateria, Shilpa ; Kamath, Rajesh. / Health status of under five children living in urban slums. In: Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 10. pp. 195-201.
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