Nutritional Status of School-going Children: A Study on the Galo Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, India

This study was a community-based cross-sectional study carried out among the Galo school-going children of the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The total number of participants was 1411 Galo children aged 5–14 years. Among them, 683 were boys and 728 were girls. The nutritional status of the subjects was assessed using height-for-age, weight-for-height, and BMI for-age as per NCHS guidelines. Boys were taller and heavier in most of the ages than girls. Significant age variations were noticed in anthropometric variables. The prevalence of stunting, underweight, and low BMI were 10.69%, 1.90%, and 2.49%, respectively in boys and 17.45%, 3.98% and 1.65% in girls.