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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 01-10-2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health