Food security and anthropometric failure among tribal children in Bankura, West Bengal.

@article{Mukhopadhyay2011FoodSA,
  title={Food security and anthropometric failure among tribal children in Bankura, West Bengal.},
  author={Dipta Kanti Mukhopadhyay and Akhil Bandhu Biswas},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={311-4}
}
We conducted a cross-sectional study among 188 tribal children aged 6-59 months using two-stage sampling in Bankura-I Block of Bankura district, West Bengal, India, to assess their nutritional status and its relation with household food security. Weight and height/length were measured and analyzed as per new WHO Growth Standards. Mothers of the study children were interviewed to obtain relevant information. Prevalence of Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure was 69.1%; and multiple… CONTINUE READING

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