Impact of Malnutrition on Children In Slum Areas of Haryana |
Vitamin A deficiencywas diagnosed by the presence of Bitot's spots and conjunctival xerosis.Rickets was diagnosed by abnormality in skeletal development, like knock-kneesand bowed legs. Anaemia was diagnosed from clinical signs such as pallor of theconjunctiva/tongue. After collection, alldata were compiled and analyzed and appropriate statistical tests were applied.P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Multivariate analysiswas carried out, using the odds ratio (OR) to test for associations betweenvarious socio-economic indicators and nutritional status.