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A Comparative Study of Nutritional Assessment and Level of Anxiety among Working and Non - Working Women during Pregnancy

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

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Page : 1560-1566

Keywords : Pregnancy; Working Pregnant women; Non-working pregnant women; socioeconomic status; Nutritional status and Anxiety;

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The duration of carrying a developing foetus inside the body is called 'pregnancy' and the women carrying her child inside the body is called pregnant women. There are some factors that affects physical and mental health of women during pregnancy, they are: Socioeconomic status, nutritional assessment and anxiety level. Nutrients are essential for daily functioning and growth of body, during pregnancy its demand gradually increases. Anxiety is intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. The present study was undertaken to assess the differences between nutritional assessment and anxiety level (based on the causes) among working and non-working women during pregnancy.70 respondents were selected through purposive sampling method in which 35 were working pregnant women and 35 were non-working pregnant women from the areas of Kurji and Bailey road. The finding shows that working pregnant women had high socio-economical status than non-working pregnant women, the working women took good care of their nutrition and had more knowledge about it as compared to housewives. Also, in the study it was found that both working and non-working pregnant women experienced anxiety but in case of working pregnant women most of them were found on high level of anxiety.

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