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Nutritional Status of Central Bangladesh Street Children
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 5 (September)
Pages: 133-137   |   Vol. 2, No. 5, September 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Md. Abdul Hakim, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[2]
Md. Kamruzzaman, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh.
Abstract
The study was conducted in the 12 upazilas of Tangail district, the searched out central part by far in Bangladesh rested with the demographic settlement of 64 Bangladeshi districts covered with the 7 divisions. There were 10% gamines and 90% street boys selected for the study from the 12 upazilas in the districts applying the simple random sampling method. Results divulged to contribute 66.67% underweight and 33.33% normal weight street children. According to the study, 34.97% children were different works doers and also about 65% were absolute work abstainers. The mainstream (85.5%) children were the three times and another 14.5% were two times daily meal eaters. Most children (85.3%) washed their hand before taking meal, 57.5% taken bath daily and 59.8% of them were diseases sufferers in the last 3 months prior to conducting study. Inspiring coup is essential to turn tail their devastating street life with a view to arrange their safe childhood.
Keywords
Nutritional Status, Street Children and Central Bangladesh
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