International Journal of Nursing and Health Research

International Journal of Nursing and Health Research


International Journal of Nursing and Health Research
International Journal of Nursing and Health Research
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2022)

A comparative study to assess the nutritional status by selected anthropometric measurements among urban and rural primary school children in selected primary schools


Sumit Avaghad, Chand Shaik, Dipali Tandale, Ravikumar Goted, Nisha Deshmukh

“A comparative study to assess the nutritional status by selected anthropometric measurements among urban and rural primary school children in selected primary schools at Aurangabad district, with view to develop health education booklet” Objectives: 1. To assess the nutritional status of urban primary school children. 2. To assess the nutritional status of rural primary school children. 3. To compare the nutritional status among urban primary school children with rural primary school children. Methodology: The conceptual framework used for this study was based on modified Nola J. Pender health promotion model. The study was conducted on a sample of 100 urban and rural primary school children of Rajnagar and Karmad at Aurangabad District. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used for selecting samples. In the present study Comparative Descriptive research design was adopted. The tool used for data collection was selected anthropometric measurement. The data was collected, tabulated and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The level of significance was at 0.05 levels. Results: The study revealed that the nutritional status among children was assessed by using anthropometric measurement and questionnaire. Out of the 100 children in that 50 urban17 (34%) were normal children, underweight 28(56%), overweight 5(10%) Where 50 children from rural area, normal 17(34%), underweight 32(62%), overweight 2(2%), obesity 0(0%). In urban mean was 15.886 where as in rural 15.116, the mean difference was 0.77 the standard deviation was 3.59269581 in urban where as in rural 2.422755 the standard error was. The degree of freedom was 1.98; impaired t value was 1.98and p value was > 0.05.
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Sumit Avaghad, Chand Shaik, Dipali Tandale, Ravikumar Goted, Nisha Deshmukh. A comparative study to assess the nutritional status by selected anthropometric measurements among urban and rural primary school children in selected primary schools. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 1-5
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