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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 1221-1229

Prevalence of Anaemia and Nutritional Knowledge among Tribal Women of Reproductive Age Group of Meghalaya, India
Elvina Shongsir Monsang and Namita Singh*
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Science, CAU (Imphal), Tura, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author

Anaemia is a major public health problem worldwide, mostly among females of reproductive age in developing countries. In India, the prevalence of anaemia among women of age group 15 to 49 years is much higher. The pattern of consumption plays a role in shaping the health of the people of a state. Food habits effect nutritional status therefore is necessary to assess the tribal food habits because a particular tribe food habits differ to another tribe and also from one region to another. A cross sectional study was conducted in five villages of three districts of Meghalaya among 150 randomly selected reproductive age group tribal women. Female with at least one child below 5 years of age was eligible to be study subjects. Haemoglobin concentration was checked by portable digital haemometer. Questionnaire on dietary pattern, nutritional knowledge and practices was developed and Personal interview method was used. The overall Mean ± SD and prevalence of anaemia was 9.40 ± 1.86 g/dl and 92 per cent respectively. The study revealed that dietary pattern and nutritional knowledge and practices of the selected tribal women were not satisfactory up to the standard of living.

Keywords: Anaemia, Intake pattern, nutritional knowledge, nutritional practices, Tribal women

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Elvina Shongsir Monsang and Namita Singh. 2018. Prevalence of Anaemia and Nutritional Knowledge among Tribal Women of Reproductive Age Group of Meghalaya, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 1221-1229. doi:
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