The Measuring the Impact of Fortified Milk on Children's Health in Pakistan

  • Afsheen Aslam Department of Economics, Govt. College University, Faisalabad-Pakistan
  • Zahoor Hussain Javed Department of Economics, Govt. College University, Faisalabad-Pakistan
  • Samra Suhabani Department of Economics, Govt. College University, Faisalabad-Pakistan
  • Ghulam Jilani Department of Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ikhlaq Anwar Department of Biochemistry, Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad-Pakistan
  • Muhammad Akhtar Pervaiz Department of Community Medicine, The University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad-Pakistan
Keywords: Fortified milk, Children, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Abstract

Background:  The recommended intake of fortified milk can substantially decrease the children’s ailment, increase growth rate and appears an economically beneficial strategy in the general Pakistani population aged over 6-24 months. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the influence of fortified milk on children's health in Pakistan. Study Design: Randomized controlled trial. Settings: Department of Economics, GC University, Faisalabad-Pakistan. Duration: April 2019 to August 2019. Sample Size: Consisted of 100 individuals. Sampling Technique: Snowball technique was used to collect data. Data Analysis: Pretest and posttest data were analyzed with the help of t-test, paired sample t-test, and cross-tabulation. Results: It was found that there was a significant difference between the mean difference in age, height ratio of participants from their pretest and post-test scores. Conclusion: Fortified milk brings positive changes in growth of children in terms of weight & height. Suggestions: The mass should have awareness regarding fortified complementary foods.

Published
2020-06-30