IJCRR - 5(4), February, 2013
NUTRITIONAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ANAEMIA AMONG NON-PREGNANT RURAL WOMEN ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN PURBA MEDINIPUR DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL
Author: Dibyendu Bhowmick, Shreyasi Sarangi, Chandradipa Ghosh
Background: Anaemia is the biggest female health problem in developing country like India. This problem rises during and after pregnancies due to increased nutritional demands and inadequate iron supply. So, assessment of nutritional anaemia in non-pregnant women has a great importance. Objective: To assess the prevalence of nutritional anaemia and it’s influencial nutritional factors in non-pregnant women engaged in agricultural sector in rural area of West Bengal. Research methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the rural area of Patashpur II block of Purba Medinipur district. Door to door survey was conducted and study subjects (N=255) were divided into four age groups. Anthropometric measurements and haemoglobin estimation were done by the standard methods. Nutritional assessment was done by questionnaire method. Results: The result showed that BMI of all subjects were of below normal value and haemoglobin percentages of all women were below or at the marginal level of the cut off points for diagnosis of anaemia. Protein and carbohydrate intake of all women were sufficient but they intake insufficient amount of fat, Fe (except age groups 25-30), Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-B12 and Folic acid. Conclusion: This study reveals that all non-pregnant women who were engaged in agricultural work had probability to develop severe anaemia. Consumption of green vegetables by promotion of home gardening and awareness may reduce this problem.
Keywords: Nutritional anaemia, non-pregnant women, rural
Dibyendu Bhowmick, Shreyasi Sarangi, Chandradipa Ghosh. NUTRITIONAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ANAEMIA AMONG NON-PREGNANT RURAL WOMEN ENGAGED IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN PURBA MEDINIPUR DISTRICT OF WEST BENGAL International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(4), February, 50-54
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