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Socioeconomic inequalities affecting child malnutrition in rural areas of district Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Eesha Yaqoob, Nazish Sarfraz, Khush Bakht Sharif, Saad Javed, Hammad Khan, Ayesha Nasir

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 2), 265-270, August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.2.265-270


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The composite discourse was designed to investigate the socioeconomic inequalities affecting child malnutrition in rural areas of District Faisalabad. The area of investigation was Faisalabad, incorporating Tehsil Faisalabad and Tehsil Tandlianwala. The objectives were confined to find the destinations of socioeconomic inequalities in youth malnutrition in the creating scene, to give confirmation to a relationship between financial imbalance and the normal level of malnutrition, to draw consideration to various examples of socioeconomic inequalities affecting child malnutrition. The conceptual framework constitutes the dependent variable Child Malnutrition and the independent variable Mother Education plays major role. The sample size of 200 mothers having child of the age between 5 to 11 years old were selected. Chi square test was used for determining the association between dependent and independent variables. The chi- square value (52.584) shows a significant (P=.003) association between schooling years of mother and weight percentile of child. The major findings were that 16% of children were <3rd, 11.5% of children were between 3rd to 5th, 16.5% of children were between 10th to 25th, 19.5% of children were between 50th to 75th, 4.5% of children were between 75th to 90th, 6% of children were between 90th to 95th and 6% of children were >97th weight for age percentile.


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