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RMJ. 2016; 41(3): 373-376


Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad

Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz.

Abstract
Objective: The main objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of household food insecurity on child health.
Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted in Faisalabad. Multistage sampling technique was used for data collection. The sample size of present study was comprised of 120 household respondents who have at least one child under five year age. Data were collected through an interview schedule which was developed in the light of research objectives. The collected data was analyzed through SPSS.
Results: The result showed a significant and strong association between socio-economic status of the respondents and impact of food insecurity on physiological deficiencies and abnormal health of their children. A huge majority of the respondents 93.3% had opinion that poverty was a main cause of food insecurity. The respondents who had opinion that food insecurity affected the normal growth of height in their children were 93.3%, while 94.2% of them though that food insecurity affected the normal growth of weight and 92.5% of the respondents told that the food insecurity affected the activeness of child.
Conclusion: It is concluded that household food insecurity negatively affect the children’s physical growth and the children from poor families were suffering malnutrition. It is suggested that government and NGOs should take necessary steps for kinder the awareness about malnutrition in children.

Key words: Food insecurity, Child health, Child nutrition, and Mental and physical deficiencies.


 
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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. RMJ. 2016; 41(3): 373-376.


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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=208438 [Access: March 20, 2019].


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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. RMJ. 2016; 41(3): 373-376.



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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. RMJ. (2016), [cited March 20, 2019]; 41(3): 373-376.



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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz (2016) Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. RMJ, 41 (3), 373-376.



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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. 2016. Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. Rawal Medical Journal, 41 (3), 373-376.



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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. "Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad." Rawal Medical Journal 41 (2016), 373-376.



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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz. "Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad." Rawal Medical Journal 41.3 (2016), 373-376. Print.



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Farkhand Anjum, Muhammad Asim, Kanwal Asghar Awan, Aqeela Saghir, Yasir Nawaz (2016) Household Food Insecurity and Its Impact on Children Health in Rural Faisalabad. Rawal Medical Journal, 41 (3), 373-376.








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