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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

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.2019.8(7): 953-966

Nutritional Status of Tribal Women of Reproductive Age Group in Naugarh Block, Chandauli District, India
Namita Singh*
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding author

The main objective of this study was to assess nutritional status of the study subject. This was a cross-sectional study. Four hundred and two females (i.e. 15-49 age groups) were selected from 342 households for assessment of nutritional status. Stratified random sampling method was used for selection of seven villages. Families were selected by using Probability Proportion to size sampling technique. The primary tool in this study was predesigned and pretested interview schedule. Height, weight recording, Clinical examinations and body type of females were the part of the study. One hundred and three study subjects were randomly selected and haemoglobin was estimated.  Slightly less than half (46.8%) study females were short stature and thin. Clinical anaemia (67.7 %), Vitamin A (15.9%) and vitamin C deficiency 11.2% were common nutritional deficiency diseases. The mean weight of the study subjects was 41.5 Kg. The vast majority (approximately 85%) of females had weight less than the weight of the reference women (50 Kg). The mean body mass index was 18.7. Only one –fifth (20.0%) of the study subjects were normal (BMI-20.0 – 25.0). More than half (56.7%) of the study women suffered from chronic energy deficiency (BMI <18.5). Nearly nine-tenth (89.3%) women were found anaemic according to the cut-off point (HB<12.0 gm/dl) proposed by WHO. The overall nutritional status of the tribal females was poor. Nutritional anaemia, vit-A and vit-C deficiencies was important problems in the study subjects. Majority of tribal females was underweight and stunted. Prevalence of chronic energy deficiency was high.

Keywords: BMI, CED, Clinical examination, Anthropometric measurement, Haemoglobin

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Namita Singh. 2019. Nutritional Status of Tribal Women of Reproductive Age Group in Naugarh Block, Chandauli District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 953-966. doi:
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