Demographic Profile Associated With Malnutrition

Demographic Profile Associated With Malnutrition


  • Adnan Khalil University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shahid Bashir University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Morad Yaser Al Mostafa Ministry of Health, Princess Basma Hospital, Jordan



Worldwide, malnutrition is the severemost health problem leading to the highest rate of disease and mortality among children less than 5 years of age.Objective:To find out the association between malnutrition and demographic profile.Methods:350 malnourished children were chosen by non-probability convenient sampling technique from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore. Children were assessed through pre-tested questionnaire.Data were analyzed by SPSS version 21.0.Results:45% malnourished children were 1-3 years of age, majority of the children were females (52%), 89% children were from rural areas, 82.6% children were from low socioeconomic status, 54.6% mothers were uneducated,50% malnourished children were not having their own house, 115 malnourished children were having 3 or more siblings and 89 mothers were having less than one year of pregnancy gap.Conclusions:Low socioeconomic status, illiteracy of mothers, rural area, gap between pregnancy and female gender has been found to be linked with malnutrition in children below 5 years of age.


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DOI: 10.52229/pbmj.v3i2.11
Published: 2020-12-31

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Khalil, A., Bashir, S. ., & Al Mostafa, M. Y. . (2020). Demographic Profile Associated With Malnutrition: Demographic Profile Associated With Malnutrition. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 3(2).



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