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A nutritional survey of school children, Navy Nagar, Bombay



A nutritional survey of school children, Navy Nagar, Bombay



Medical Journal Armed Forces India 44(1): 31-34



A nutritional assessment of 934 male and female school children 5 to 17 years old in Bombay, India, was made based on standard methods of clinical examination, nutritional anthropometry, selected laboratory tests and weighed 7-day dietary survey. Despite availability of reasonably good health-care facilities the study revealed the prevalence of 42.3% underweight, 17% acute malnutrition and 16.8% chronic malnutrition. Anaemia was observed in 56.9% children.

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