Anthropometric and Biochemical Profile of Protein Caloric Malnutrition (PCM) Declared Patients at Taluka Hospital Mirpurkhas

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G. USMAN
A. B. GHANGHRO
N. T. NAREJO
H. KALHORO
I. H. GHANGHRO
M. N. MEMON

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Malnutrition termed as note worthy problematic condition recognized in WHO, that cause annual death of at least 5 million children worldwide. In South Asia, Pakistan declared as second for maximum kid and juvenile death rate. During present study, 256 children (males and females) aged between 06 months and 5 years were examined and declared as PCM patients at District and Tertiary care hospitals of Mirpurkhas. Anthropometric and Socioeconomic data were collected through standard questionnaire proforma, while blood samples were also collected. The anthropometric profile (weight, height and MUAC), Biochemical (Hb%, WBCs, Platelets, Albumin, Protein) and Micronutrient Profile (Na, Ca, Mg, Mn), clinical findings and symptoms among subjects of the current study has been revealed that the minimum MAUC level was measured 6, whereas; maximum level 11. The haemoglobin Level (7.1 % -11.4 %), albumin (1.8 – 2.9 g/dl) Protein (5.2-6.7g/dl) was observed in the 6 months to 5 years age group. In the present research work the important aspects (biochemical and micronutrient profile) of malnutrition were determined, the micronutrient deficiencies in the malnourished children at study area were admitted. Further, this study will also alarming the situation of severe malnutrition and recommended to reduce the micronutrient deficiencies by appropriate nutritional strategies.

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