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2023, Vol. 10, Issue 4, Part E

A comparative study of nutrition status of rural and urban school children in West Bengal


Author(s): Rexsona Khatun and Dr. Harshada Patil

Abstract:
Health and nutritional status are two crucial and interlinked aspects of human development, which in turn interact with demographic variables in important ways. Nutritional status is now recognized to be a prime indicator of the health of individuals or communities. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the nutritional status of schoolchildren studying in rural and urban areas. Therefore, the scholar carried out to determine a comparative study of the nutrition status of rural and urban school children in West Bengal. The present study was conducted on 60 schoolchildren in Murshidabad District in West Bengal. The boy students were 12±1.25 years were randomly selected as a sample for this study. To measure the “nutritional status” of selected students scholars used paper and pencil tests (teacher-made questionnaires). The independent ‘t-test was used as a statistical tool to compare the nutrition status between the selected rural and urban students. The mean difference between 30 rural school children and 30 urban school children on nutritional awareness variables showed that the mean of 30 rural school children was 19.01±2.29 whereas; the mean of urban school children was 18.70±1.68. The mean difference was 0.136. The calculated ‘t’ value was 0.609, insignificant as the significant value was p>0.05. (2.02).

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How to cite this article:
Rexsona Khatun, Dr. Harshada Patil. A comparative study of nutrition status of rural and urban school children in West Bengal. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2023;10(4):344-346.

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