Assessment of Nutritional Status Using Anthropometric Methods: A Study of Rural and Urban Primary Children in Coastal Belt of Bangladesh
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2017, Pages: 54-59
Received: Apr. 30, 2017;
Accepted: Jun. 12, 2017;
Published: Sep. 30, 2017
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Md. Sagirul Islam Majumder, The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan
Hedaytul Islam, Deptartment of Environmental Sanitation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Munnaf Hossen, Deptartment of Environmental Sanitation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Jashim Uddin, Deptartment of Nutrition and Diabetics, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Irteja Hasan, Deptartnent of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Md. Abdur Rouf Talukder, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Apu Sarowar, Department of Public Administration, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mustafizur Rahman, Agriculture Training Institute, Faridpur, Bangladesh
Israt Sultana, Bangladesh Coastal Development Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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This study deals with the assessment of nutritional status of rural and urban primary school going children in coastal belt of Bangladesh. Anthropometric data were collected from anthropological survey among 200 participants of twenty primary schools. Ten of these were from urban area and ten were from rural area and equal percentages of participants were taken from boys and girls who were selected randomly. The study found that rural school going children suffering more from under nutrition (Stunting, wasted, and underweight) problem where overweight and obesity is the major problem for urban children. It is also found that the health status of boys is slightly better than girls from rural area. Such as in rural area percentages of underweight girls are more than boy. But in case of urban area of Barisal the nutritional condition of girls is better than the boys. The study found remarkable deference of nutritional between rural and urban girls. Thinness and underweight is the major problem for rural girls but it is less in urban girls.
Nutritional Status, Anthropometric Methods, Rural and Urban Primary Children, Coastal Belt
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Md. Sagirul Islam Majumder,
Md. Abdur Rouf Talukder,
Md. Apu Sarowar,
Assessment of Nutritional Status Using Anthropometric Methods: A Study of Rural and Urban Primary Children in Coastal Belt of Bangladesh, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Vol. 2, No. 5,
2017, pp. 54-59.
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