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Assessment of Food Habits & Nutritional Status of Jharna Adults, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.3, No. 7)

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Page : 106-115

Keywords : Nutritional status; Overweight; green leafy vegetables; Blood pressure; Physical activity.;

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The growth and prosperity of a nation depend heavily on the nutritional status of its population. In India people have different food habits and their food is all together different too so it is interesting scientifically to study the nutritional profile of population. In this context a study was conducted in Jharna of Jaipur District of Rajasthan. A structured questionnaire was used to collect general information like weight, height, age, sex, educational level, occupation, food habits, nutritional intake, intake of salt & sugar, intake of fruits and vegetables, type of oil used and fast-food consumption. The study revealed that salt intake was high 60% population taking additional salt whereas only 17% population was taking high sugar amount. Further 47% population was consuming green leafy vegetables daily but 50% of the population was not consuming fruits at all. 60% population was using ground nut oil as the major cooking medium and one reason for this is the higher production of ground nut in the region. It was found further that 87% population was taking tea in the early and nothing else. Only a small population was having the diseases like blood pressure (7%), asthma (7%), heart problem (3%) whereas 77% of the population was not having any chronic disease and a reason to this is the work profile of the population majority was involved in the work having lot of physical activities. 73% of the population was not aware with the fast food. Only 26% population was overweight and 4% were heavily overweight.

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