Nutritional Status of Rural Women in Bengaluru Rural District

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1367    | Article Id: DR-1367 | Page : 159-162
Citation :- Nutritional Status of Rural Women in Bengaluru Rural District.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2019.(38):159-162
Maruthesha AM, Vijayalakshmi D, Jayalaxmi Baddi baddi.jayalaxmi27@gmail.com
Address : Department of Food Science, Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Kathalagere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, India.
Submitted Date : 23-04-2018
Accepted Date : 5-08-2019

Abstract

The study was undertaken on the nutritional status of rural women in Heggadehalli of Doddaballapur taluk and Venkathalli of Devanahalli taluk in Bengaluru rural district with the sample size of 200 respondents. Mean anthropometric measurement of rural women was 153.8 cm of height, 46.8 kg of weight. In comparison with the mean BMI standards, it was observed that 20 percent of women were undernourished, 64 percent of women were normal, and 16 percent of women were obese. In comparison with the mean waist/hip ratio with standards, it was observed that 84 percent were in normal category and 16 percent were obese. Education, land holding, income, and age had a significant positive association with anthropometric measurements of rural women. The deficient level of hemoglobin existed in 53 percent of rural women, low in 20 percent and only 27 percent had an acceptable level. The occurrences of morbidity symptoms were higher in rural women.

Keywords

Anthropometry Body index Hemoglobin Nutrient deficiency Rural women

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