Children are most vulnerable to malnutrition in developing countries because of low dietary intakes, lack of appropriate care, and inequitable distribution of food within the household. Malnutrition remains one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality among children throughout the world. Investigator plan to do comparative research to assess the prevalence of malnutrition and its related factors among under five years children in selected rural and urban areas of district Jalandhar. The sample size will be approximately 200 and will be selected by purposive sampling technique. The pilot study is conducted 10% sample from urban areas and 10% sample from rural areas. Data is collected by using the assessment scale, analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Conclusion and discussion are made according to the finding of the study.
Ms. Vidya Wanti, Ms. J. Sobiya, Ms. Shivani Kalia (2019); A Comparative Study to Assess the Prevalence of Malnutrition and its Related factors among Under Five Children in Selected Rural and Urban Areas of District Jalandhar, Punjab, 2019; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(10) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.10.2019.p94108