The co-morbidities associated with protein energy malnutrition in children
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2153-2157
AbstractMalnutrition in children continues to dominate the health scenario in India and other developing countries especially in South East Asia. More than one fourth of under 5 children worldwide (150 million) are under weight. 27% (182 million) are stunted, while 10% are wasted. Of all children under the age of five years in developing countries about 31% are under weight, 38% have stunted growth and 9% have wasting. All Children of age 6 months to 60 months admitted to the Paediatric ward, fulfilling the inclusion criteria, during the study period, was included in the study. In our study, ARI with 44.08% is the most common co-morbidity affected, followed by acute gastroenteritis with 27.96%, followed by sepsis with 8.53% followed by UTI with 8.06%, followed by meningitis with 4.27%, followed by malaria with 2.84%, Tuberculosis with 2.84% and skin infection with 1.42%.
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