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J Clin Diagn Res ; 8(8): JC01-4, 2014 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25302220

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BACKGROUND: First few years of life is the most crucial period of life as this age is known for accelerated growth and development, warranting regular monitoring. During this period about 40% of physical growth and 80% of mental development occurs. Any adverse influences during this period may result in severe limitations in their development. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the field practice area of Rural Health Training Centre. Mothers of children between 0-3 years of age were enquired about the morbidity in the past two months. RESULTS: Diarrhea (47.9%) followed by ARI (22.21%), Pica (13%) and Worm Infestation (9.21%) were the commonest morbidities found in the study population. Morbidities were found to be common in males as compared to females. Amongst the nutritional deficiencies anaemia & Vitamin B deficiencies were the commonest. CONCLUSION: There was considerable sickness load amongst the toddlers. Morbidity can be reduced by improvement in the health care system at peripheral level.

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