Faisal Salim, Salimur Rehman, Hafeez Ullah Niazi, Jawad Hussain, Ahsan Fayyaz Malik.
Growth of children; effect of family size.
Professional Med J Jan ;12(1):14-6.

Objective: To assess the effect of family size on growth in school going children of Faisalabad city. Design: An observational and descriptive study. Setting: Divisional Model College, Divisional Model School Madina Town Branch, Government Muslim Girls Elementary School Dhobi Ghat and Government Muslim Boys Elementary School, Eidgah Road, Faisalabad. Duration: June 6-8, 2003. Subjects: Children of 5-12 years of age. Methods: 207 Subjects were studied for their height and weight with reference to their age to determine the degree of malnutrition as per Waterlow`s Classification. Results: The results show that increasing family size had a positive correlation with protein energy malnutrition. Incidence of malnutrition in a family of 3-4 members is 41.67%, while that in a family of 9-11 members is 91.66%. Conclusion: A statistical significance exists between the number of malnourished and their family size group.

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