Early Childhood Malnourishment and its Associated Factors - Uttarakhand

Authors

  • Pratiti Haldar
  • Lekha Viswanath
  • Ashok Kumar Srivastava

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i2.17935

Keywords:

Malnutrition, Stunting, Wasting, Underweight, Children

Abstract

Malnutrition, a word which seems to shake our roots and disturb our future. Today the underdeveloped
and many developing countries are battling this threat in many ways. The reason behind malnutrition is
the determinants which make it prevail in our neighborhood and our country on the whole. Malnutrition
possess a very serious threat to the future of our country especially the children between (1 – 3) years of
age. This paper attempts to identify the existing prevalence of malnutrition in Uttarakhand, to explore
the predisposing factors contributing to it in under five children and compare the prevalence with the
selected neighboring states. An in – depth survey of all the related literatures and published articles in the
selected area was made. It has been reported in recent times about the hike in India’s hunger problems
and the number of reported cases of stunting and wasting has also rocketed though underweight has
slightly reduced. The only way to curb malnutrition is by; breaking the shackles of the determinants,
thorough regular surveys and screenings, improved and adequate health care services, reaching out to
the needy and spreading awareness among the masses.

Author Biographies

  • Pratiti Haldar

    Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Nursing,Himalayan College of Nursing, Department of Community Medicine, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  • Lekha Viswanath

    Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Himalayan College of Nursing,Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  • Ashok Kumar Srivastava

    Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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Published

2022-04-12

How to Cite

Early Childhood Malnourishment and its Associated Factors - Uttarakhand. (2022). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(2), 122-128. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i2.17935