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ASSESSMENT OFNUTRITIONAL STATUS AND ITS EFFECTS ON IQ LEVEL OF ADOLESCENT IN PALANPURCITY, BANASKANTHADISTRICT
SHARMISTHA CHAUDHARY, I.N. PATEL, M.K. CHAUDHARY, V.H. KANBI, NILAM CHAMAR

Published in: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
Volume- 9, Issue-42, pp.4671-4673 , Sep 2017
DPI :-> 16.10077.IJAS.2017.V9I42.46714673 .2017



Abstract
This study was conducted to assess nutritional status and its effect on IQ level of adolescent ranging from 13 to 17 years, a total of 300 (193 boys and 107 girls) adolescent were randomly selected from three schools of Palanpur, Banaskantha district. Mean height and mean weight of adolescent was compared to ICMR standard value. The nutritional status was assessed by anthropometric measurements and categorized according to Water low’s classification. There was no significant difference in mean height and weight of boys and girls, in age group of <14 and 14-15 years found highly significant difference was found in mean height of >15 years boys but no significant difference was found in their mean weight. The results further, highlighted that 48.66 % adolescent had normal nutritional status, while 32 % adolescent belonged to wasted category, 7.33 % adolescent were stunted and 12 % adolescent belonged to wasted and stunted category. Nutritional status was positively and highly significantly correlated (0.21**) with level of intelligence. Majority of the malnourished adolescent fell in lower level of intelligence. On the other hand, reverse trend was observed in case of normal adolescent who represented better level of intelligence. Thus, it can be concluded that the improved nutritional status increases the level of intelligence.

Key-Words / Index Term
Anthropometric measurement, Nutritional status, IQ level, Adolescent

How to cite this article
SHARMISTHA CHAUDHARY, I.N. PATEL, M.K. CHAUDHARY, V.H. KANBI, NILAM CHAMAR , “ASSESSMENT OFNUTRITIONAL STATUS AND ITS EFFECTS ON IQ LEVEL OF ADOLESCENT IN PALANPURCITY, BANASKANTHADISTRICT”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 9, Issue-42, pp.4671-4673 , Sep 2017. DPI:16.10077.IJAS.V9.I42.2017