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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 40) Last page : ( 42)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2021.00011.1

A study to assess nutritional status of under five children in selected rural areas of Chamarajanagar district with a view to develop information pamphlet

Mr. Kumar G Vinay1, Ms. Sushmitha H S2,*, Mrs. Madhu S3

1Mr. Vinay Kumar G, M.Sc. (N), Principal, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar

2Ms. Sushmitha H S, Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar

3Mrs. Madhu S, Nursing Tutor, JSS School of Nursing, Chamarajanagar

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sushmithasivaswamy@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.



To assess the nutritional status of under five children as compared with WHO Growth standards in rural area of chamarajanagar District.


An explorative descriptive method has been adopted and 40 children of under 5 were selected for the study. Obtained data by questionnaire on demographic proforma, physical examination and anthropoemetric measurements.


Result of the study revealed that 42.5%of Children are according to weight for age, 65% of Children are according to height for age and 47.5% of children are according to their BMI for age, despite all the efforts by the government.


The reproductive age women in this region have good knowledge about anemia and its prevention but lack of practices also contribute to high prevalence of anemia.



Nutritional status, Children, Chamarajanagar district.


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