Weight for Height of Children in Nepal

  • Maya Nath Ghimire Mewar University, Rajasthan, India
  • Ram Krishna Maharjan Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Height, Mid-Upper Arms Circumference (MUAC), Malnutrition, Under-Nutrition, Weight.


Health is more important for the physical and mental growth and development of children. The children under five years are considered as a critical stage for their future development. Food plays vital role in development of children health. In this relation, the study has explored and analysed weight for height of children of 3-5 years with reference to age and gender. The study was conducted in rural area of Makawanpur and Chitawan districts of Nepal among the 1250 samples.The study found that in total, 4.3% children were in sever/worst malnourished (-3SD) of weight for height. Similarly, 8.7% children were in moderate malnourished (-2SD), and 26.9% were in mild malnourished (-1SD). The study found that there was very slightly different in nutritional status of Chepang and non Chepang children.


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How to Cite
Ghimire, M. N., & Maharjan, R. K. (2018). Weight for Height of Children in Nepal. American International Journal of Social Science Research, 2(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.46281/aijssr.v2i1.163
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