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Understanding the Nutritional Status of Farm Women in Village Maddirala, Bhadradri District

Gangavath Swarupa, P. Ashlesha

Abstract: Farmwomen have to perform both the duties of housewife and farming. This dual role entails heavy mental and physical efforts which can affect the nutrition status and dietary pattern of farm women. Main objectives of the study were to know the nutritional status of farmwomen. Study includes 100 Farm women were selected randomly from madirala village, kothagudam district. A well designed and structured Questionnaire was used to collect data on General information and 3 day 24-hours Dietary Recall. Nutritive value was taken and calculated and compared with Recommended Dietary Allowances. The results of the study shows that out of 100 respondents 68% were having normal BMI. Average energy, protein, carbohydrate, fat, fibre, iron and calcium were 1271k.cals, 41gm, 205gm 27.8gm, 23gm, 7mg and 315mg which were not meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowances. The results revealed that except fat and fibre the remaining nutrients are not meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowances.

Keywords: Farm women, nutritional status and nutritional intake.

Country: India, Subject Area: Food and Nutrition

Pages: 1164 - 1166

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Gangavath Swarupa, P. Ashlesha, "Understanding the Nutritional Status of Farm Women in Village Maddirala, Bhadradri District", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i5/show_abstract.php?id=ART20197946, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 1164 - 1166

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