|Type||Journal Article - International Journal of Scientific Research|
|Title||A Follow up Study of Nutritional Status Along With Morbidity, Mortality and Immunization Status Among Registered Neonates up to 12 Months of age in Jodhpur, A Desert District of Rajasthan|
Objective: Estimation of nutritional status, morbidity, mortality, immunization and their causes, in children
Method: Earlier registered 283 neonates followed up monthly up to 12 months and clinically examined for morbidity,
mortality, nutritional status and immunization
Results: Overall underweight was significantly higher in boys (Mean 36.3%) than girls, found maximum at 10 months (37.5%). Stunting
showed an inclining trend from 1 month (17.7%) up to 3rd month (27.2%) and found higher in boys (Mean 23.9%) than girls.Wasting
showed an inclining trend from 1 month (22.1%) upto 11 months (32.9%). Overall wasting was higher in boys (Mean 29.1%) than girls. Main
morbidities observed were fever, ARI, GIT, Eye, Ear Disease and skin infection. All morbidities showed inclining trend from 1 month upto12
months. Discoloration of hair, Vitamin A deficiency i.e. Bitot spot and Vitamin B complex deficiency i.e. Angular stomatitis and Glossitis
found 8th month onward. Immunization is also low i.e. compliance of 1st, 2nd and 3rd dose of DPT was 57 to 66 percent.
Conclusion: Long term, short term malnutrition, morbidities, nutritional deficiencies observed high and inclined with age which needs attention.
Immunization is low. Intervention plan should be made to facilitate State Health Department Functionaries for management of
|»||India - National Family Health Survey 2005-2006|