EFFICACY ASSESSMENT OF FOOD BASED IRON INTERVENTION ON HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF PREGNANT WOMEN

Article Id: ARCC350 | Page : 158-161
Citation :- EFFICACY ASSESSMENT OF FOOD BASED IRON INTERVENTION ON HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF PREGNANT WOMEN.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2013.(32):158-161
Mamta Singh and Shashi Jain
Address : College of Home Science, M.P. Univ. of Agril. and Techonolgy, Udaipur-313 004, India

Abstract

The present study was conducted on 500 pregnant women residing in four districts Udaipur, Alwar, Sriganganagar and Bikaner to assess their nutritional profile. An interview schedule was developed and pre tested before collection of data. The nutritional status of the pregnant women was assessed using dietary adequacy and anthropometric measurement. Bikaner district was selected for, two approaches of iron intervention. For this 80 selected anaemic women were divided into two groups i.e. FBIG (food based iron group) who was given tablets prepared by mixing iron rich powder of lotus stem, rice bran and lemon juice, and synthetic iron group SIG given commercial iron tablets. In addition both the groups were given equal amount of folic acid tablets for 30 days..Nutritional status was assessed by weight, height and dietary intake which did not change significantly by intervention.Hematological status of pregnant women revealed a significant increment in hemoglobin level i.e. 9.48 and 9.35 g/dl prior to intervention to 9.67 g/dl and 9.91 g/dl in FBIG and SIG respectively. Iron intervention also had positive effect on hematological status i.e. R.B.C. count, heamotocrit, MCV and MCH confirming the results as predicted by heamoglobin levels.These results clearly depict that iron intervention had positive impact on iron status of pregnant women.

Keywords

Anemia Hemoglobin Heamotocrit MCV and MCH Nutritional Status Pregnancy.

References

  1. FAO/ILSI (International Life Science Institute). (1997) Preventing Micronutrient Malnutrition : A Guide to food based approaches. A manual for policy maker and programme planners. Washington, D. C. / Roma, ILSI/ FAO.
  2. Government of India (2002). Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) volume II. Sectorial polices and programmes nutrition. New Delhi, Planning Commission.
  3. Goyal, A., Mathur, B., Arya, A. and Rathi, A. 1999. Effect of leaf concentrate supplementation with or without ascorbic acid on the iron status of young women. XXXII Annual conventional publication of Indian Dietetic Association.
  4. Jood, S., Bishnoi, S. and Khetarpaul, N. (2002). Nutritional status of rural pregnant women of Haryana state. Nutrition and Health 16: 121-131.
  5. Okafor, J.C., Oloyo, R.A. and Addo, A.A. (2001). A study of iron status of pregnant women in Yawa South local government area of OGUN state. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics. 38: 394.
  6. Ramya, J., Chandersehakar U. and Kowsalya, S. (1999). Evaluation of iron rich snack based on rice flakes on selected moderately anaemic adolescent girls. XXXII Annual meeting publication of Nutrition Society of India 26 : 85.
  7. Sachdeva, R., Harvinder and Puri, R. (1999). Anthropometry and iron status of pre-school children as influenced by supplementation and counseling. Nutrition Abstract and Reviews 69 : 6.
  8. Sachadeva, H.P.S. and Choudhary, P. (1994). Developing country concerns department of pediatrics. Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi – 11002.
  9. Sharma, P. (1993). Dravya Gunna Vigyan, V: Ayurveda series 3, Vhakhambha Bharti Academy Varanasi, India : 713.
  10. Shatrugana, V., Raman, L., Kailash,V., Balakrishna, N. and Rao, V.K. (1999). Effect of dose and formulation on iron tolerance in pregnancy. Natl. Medical Journal of India 12 : 18-20.

Global Footprints