Study Of Anthropometric Measurements Among Rural And Urban Area School Boys Of Kashmir Region

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Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Dr. S. Senthilvelan


Children are an important part of our society, and their health issues were too prevalent. Child growth has been recognized as an important pointer for evaluating health trends in a population and developing appropriate strategies. As a result, it is essential that children be healthy, and their health assessment is important worldwide. An acceptable method for assessing health status is anthropometry (height & weight). This study was done to evaluate the anthropometric measurements of rural and urban school boys of Kashmir region. The study was done in government schools of Kashmir region. The study design was cross sectional study. The sample size selected for this study was 1200 school boys comprised of (600 rural and 600 urban) aged between 11-13 years. The selected anthropometric measurements were height and weight. The stadiometer was used to measure the subjects' height and the standard weighing machine was used to determine weight. The collected data was analyzed using 2 × 3 factorial ANOVA to determine the significant difference; if the interaction effect was found to be significant, the simple effect was determined, and the least significant difference (LSD) post hoc test was used to determine the paired mean difference. 0.05 level of confidence was used in all cases to test the hypothesis. The current study's findings revealed a significant difference in height and weight between the interaction of area and age. The findings show that the children's anthropometric measurements were influenced by their dietary and place of residence.

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