Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2016, Page: 1-5
An Assessment of Health Status of Street Children in Tangail, Bangladesh
Md. Abdul Hakim, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh
Md. Jalal Talukder, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh
Received: Jul. 20, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 18, 2015;       Published: Oct. 28, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2016040101.11      View  3665      Downloads  93
Abstract
The study was conducted in a regional city Tangail, which is located in the central part of Bangladesh and well connected with the capital city Dhaka. There were 10% gamines and 90% street boys selected for the study from the twelve different upazilas in Tangail 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.
Keywords
Health status, street children, malnutrition, Tangail district, Bangladesh
To cite this article
Md. Abdul Hakim, Md. Jalal Talukder, An Assessment of Health Status of Street Children in Tangail, Bangladesh, Science Journal of Public Health. Special Issue:Childhood Malnutrition in Developing Countries. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2016040101.11
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