A Study On Nutritional Status Of Rural Adolescent Girls

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A Study on Nutritional Status of Rural Adolescent Girls of Mangrop, Bhilwara District Nutritional status of Adolescent girls Vishakha Sharma1 and Vishakha Singh2 Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur 313001 Rajasthan (India) E-mail- sharmavishakha19@gmail.com, vishakhasingh@yahoo.com KEYWORDS Body mass index, Dietary intake, Food Groups, Malnutrition, Nutrient Intake. ABSTRACT The present study was conducted with an objective to assess nutritional status of 50 adolescent girls enrolled in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhayalaya of Mangrop Village of Bhilwara District. Food intake was calculated using 24 hour recall method. In anthropometric measurements…show more content…
METHODOLOGY Fifty adolescent girls (13-18 years) enrolled in KGBV were selected for the present study. KGBV was selected because these schools are residential thus easy to approach. The study was conducted in Mangrop village of Suwana block of Bhilwara district. Questionnaire technique was selected for this purpose because the respondents were educated and could fill the questionnaire easily. Dietary intake were assessed using various methods i.e. ‘24 hour recall method’, ‘percent adequacy of food intake’, ‘percent adequacy of nutrients intake’ etc. Height, weight, ‘body mass index’, BMI for age were also calculated using various standards method recommended by ICMR and WHO. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION All the respondents (100%) were belonging to Hindu family. Majority of respondents (64%) were from other backward caste and 32 per cent were from schedule caste. Sixty four per cent adolescent girls had joint type of family structure. Majority (92%) of them were vegetarian. Only 4 per cent were from ovo vegetarian. Adequacy of milk and milk products and sugar was high in both the compeer groups. The adequacy of cereals was also inadequate in both the compeer group. Due to irregular intake of pulses by adolescent which is influenced by their low intake, the adequacy was lower in both the age group i.e. 39 per cent in 13-15 and 40 per cent in 16-17 years of age group. The adequacy of milk and milk products was 83.6 per cent in 13-15 years, while in 16-17 years of
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