"A Cross Sectional Study on High Risk Under Five Children in Urban Slums of Old City Bidar "
Author:Naveenkumar. G Havale, Rahul. C Bedre, Pallavi. M Kesari, Ratikanth Swamy
Keywords:High risk, under five children, weaning, birth spacing, Socioeconomic class
Abstract:"Introduction: Each year 27 million children are born in India.1 In absolute figures, India contributes to 25 per cent of over 6.9 million children under five deaths occurring worldwide every year.2 High mortality in under five group is because it is most affected by various morbidities. Hence there is a need to identify the high risk among. Methodology: Community based cross sectional study in urban slums of old city Bidar Results: Among the 250 children surveyed 192 were high risk. Among the 192 high risk children 134(69.79%) were in the age group of 12-48 months. High risk children in Middle class were 87(88.78%) and in Lower class were 21(75%) as per Modified BG Prasad SE classification. Mothers who were illiterate had 41(82%) high risk children and with only primary education had 101(82.12%) high risk children. Conclusion: Delayed weaning, GE, ARI, birth spacing < 2 years and weight for age < 2SD were most common risk fac-tors found in this study. Children in middle, lower middle and lower socioeconomic class were more prone for high risk."