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Assessment of Nutritional Status and Dietary Pattern among Women of Reproductive Age Group (18-40 Year) in an Urban Slum of Mumbai City - A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 6)

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Page : 1023-1036

Keywords : Urban Slum women; Nutritional status; Dietary Pattern;

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BACKGROUND - Adults in the Asian country are stricken by the twin burden of deficiency disease, like over nutrition and undernutrition. The literature suggests that solely 52 % of ladies and 57 % of men at a standard weight for his or her height. Women’s health is connected to their status in society. Women’s health is progressively recognized as a section that has emerged because of an increase in women’s demand for distinctive health care services that contemplate gender, life circumstances, education& religion, economic& socio-cultural environments. The 3 major constructs related to comprehensive women’s health outcomes embrace personal factors, the health system factors, and social, economic, and cultural factors. METHODS- Community-based cross-sectional study was conducted semi-quantitative information assortment ways. The study concerned interviews employing a questionnaire, dietary intake, anthropometry, observations of clinical signs, and assessment of their public knowledge and awareness concerning health, nutrition, and sanitation.100 ladies within the procreative cohort of 18-40 years residing at Mumbai urban slum were included. Analyses were finished with descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS-The mean BMI of the ladies was found to be 24 ( (±10.19) kilogram / m2 with 20 % of them being underweight and 36 %days being overweight or obese.28 %of ladies had a waist-hip ratio of over 0.85. Dietary deficiencies additionally present in this woman reflecting their effects of the clinical signs like pale conjunctiva, menstrual problem, and maternity complications, etc. The mean general awareness score found to be 48.54 (±24.28) that mirrored that subjects possessed average information concerning health, nutrition, and hygiene. CONCLUSION- Measures are required to reinforce diet quality and education for urban slum so that they rise in economic status and are higher nourished. It’s needed to conduct the tutorial programs on health and nut

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