Abstract
NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF TRIBAL WOMEN IN A SELECTED AREA OF MYMENSING DISTRICT

Shahanaz Parvin*, Tania Akter, Baby Chakraborty and Kollyani Murmu

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Background: Proper nutrition is very much essential for maintaining body function and Productivity. Nutritional status of women in Bangladesh differs from area to area and also differs from lifestyle and cultural diversity. Methods: This descriptive type of cross-sectional study was conducted among 125 respondents from Haluaghat, Mymensingh District, from June to December 2017. Respondents were enrolled in the study using convenient sampling technique. Data was collected by face to face interview with a semi-structured questionnaire. Results: Here, only 11(8.4%) respondent were wash vegetables before cutting. From total respondents, 125 (100%) were taking vegetables every day, 125(100%) respondents were not taking fruits and egg every day, 104(83.2 %%) were ate fish and meat daily few respondents 27(21.6%) were daily intake of milk. In our study, 72(57.6%) respondents were normal weight, 51(40.8%) were overweight and few of the respondents 02(1.6%) were under weight. Conclusion: To build awareness of nutritional program in the community regarding nutritional deficiency diseases should be undertaken by the Government, private organizations such as Bangladesh nutritional society and NGO’s to increase level of awareness among the tribal people.

Keywords: Nutritional Status, Malnutrition, Nutritional Education, Food, Illiterate.


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