Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 38 issue 2 (june 2019) : 159-162

Nutritional Status of Rural Women in Bengaluru Rural District

Maruthesha AM, Vijayalakshmi D, Jayalaxmi Baddi
1Department of Food Science, Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Kathalagere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, India.
Cite article:- AM Maruthesha, D Vijayalakshmi, Baddi Jayalaxmi (2019). Nutritional Status of Rural Women in Bengaluru Rural District. Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 38(2): 159-162. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.DR-1367.
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.
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