IJCRR - 5(7), April, 2013
NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF SELECTED DESTITUTE WOMEN IN COIMBATORE DISTRICT
Author: Gomathi K., Yegammai C.
Background: India women’s health and nutrition is inextricably linked to social, cultural and economic factors 2. The destitute women are more vulnerable to disease and deficiency disorder due to poverty, homelessness, stigmatization and exclusion from many aspects of normal life hence present study aims to assess the nutritional status of destitute women.
Methods: Pre tested interview scheduled was administrated in person to the destitute women by the investigator and t test was used to interpreted the results.
Results, Majority (30.4 per cent) of the women became destitute due to widowhood, and The diets of all the destitute women irrespective of the age group were found to be deficient in protein
Conclusions, The main findings are were destitute women are suffering from many psychological problems. The nutritional status is below the average Indian women.
Keywords: Destitute women, Interview schedule, Anthropometric, Biochemical
Gomathi K., Yegammai C.. NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF SELECTED DESTITUTE WOMEN IN COIMBATORE DISTRICT International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(7), April, 47-57
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