Investigating the Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years in District Umerkot, Sindh

Investigating the Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years


  • Gulzar Usman Department of Community Medicine, Liaquat University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Azeem Khan Sindh Institute of Child Health and Neonatology, Korangi, Pakistan
  • Wali Muhammad Nizamani Department of Community Medicine, Liaquat University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Waqar Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan



Malnutrition, Public Health


Malnutrition no doubt has turned into a major public health problem especially in under five children of developing countries, 45% of child mortality is directly linked to malnutrition in developing countries. The malnutrition rates in Pakistan are undoubtedly high as 44% of children under five are stunted. Objective: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of malnutrition among children under five years of age in District Umerkot, Sindh. Methods: The study was designed as descriptive research and a non-probability convenient sampling technique was used to select respondents. A close-ended questionnaire was used to collect data from 164 respondents. Results: The findings of study revealed that stunting and wasting were the most frequently proved types of malnutrition which is highly prevailing among children under five years of age in District Umerkot. Conclusions: This study emphasizes the need for effective interventions to address malnutrition in this area and study to discover the cause of issue. The findings of this research might aid in directing efforts designed toward enhancing the diets of children under five in Sindh District Umerkot and might affect policy alternatives.


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DOI: 10.54393/df.v5i01.113
Published: 2024-03-31

How to Cite

Usman, G., Khan, M. A., Nizamani, W. M., & Waqar, M. (2024). Investigating the Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years in District Umerkot, Sindh: Investigating the Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years. DIET FACTOR (Journal of Nutritional and Food Sciences), 5(01), 27–31.


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