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A Study Of Nutritional Disorders: With Special Reference To Sabarkantha District, Gujarat, India

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Delliswararao Konduru, Dr. Rajesh Gururaj Kundargi



malnutrition, deficiency, mortality, bio- cultural factors, anaemia.



Malnutrition is a one of the biggest problem in India, as well as in the world. It is also one of the main factors for growing of nutritional anaemia, Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and also Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in developing countries in the world including India. According to the National Family Health Survey – VI (2015-16), more than 53 % of women in India were malnourished, and more than 50 % of below 6 yrs children were suffering with malnutrition. Furthermore micronutrient deficiencies particularly, vitamin A, zinc, iodine, and iron deficiencies, are estimated to affect more than 2 billion people in worldwide. The consequences due to these deficiencies are premature death and other deprived health conditions, loss of eye sight, stunting, reduced cognitive improvement, and low productive capacity. This article highlights about the assessment of malnutrition and other nutritional disorders. The author also discusses the causes of malnutrition in the society, and how they affect to maternal health. The present paper attempts to pull together information, relevant to malnutrition and nutritional anaemia, and it is provides useful insights to policy makers.



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