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Poor nutrition, sanitation stunting growth in slum kids

DNA India, 22 September 2014

 

Under- nutrition and poor sanitation are stunting the growth of children in the city's structured and unstructured slums, according to a year-long survey conducted by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the MB Barvalia Foundation.

 

What was the scale of the survey?
The survey was conducted in Mata Ramabai Nagar and Indian Oil Nagar in Ghatkopar with a sample size of 300 children aged between 3 and 12 years.

 

What were the findings?
According to the survey, the structured slum had a higher percentage of children showing normal nutrition intake. "Out of 150 children from the unstructured slum, only 45 (30%) were reported to have normal nutrition status, while 105 (70%) were underweight," said the report. Read more....