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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | Sudan | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Sudanese Household toward Aflatoxin in Groundnuts Pasted
Shadia Mohamed Idris  | Alaa Adam Hamed | Esra Hassan Make | Olaa Ahmed Satti
Abstract: - Purpose-Aflatoxin is toxin produce by mold that can damage the liver and may lead to liver cancer. A fungi that produce Aflatoxin grow on corns such as peanut and wheat corn, beans and rice. Afaloxin is a real problem in developing and under-developing country. Objective- The aim of these study to identify the knowledge, attitude and practice of Sudanese household Aflatoxin in Groundnuts Pasted at Khartoum State-Sudan-South Khartoum Locality-South AlRemala Block 2 -2016. Method and Material - 135 household wives were interviewed. Questionnaire was used to collect the data. Results (30.8 %) Most of the housewives their education is secondary school level.71.4 % of the housewives are non-employee.90.8 % of the respondents were bought the groundnuts paste from the market.57 % of the household wives used groundnuts paste in salad (Tomato+ Cucumber + Onion).76.6 % of the household wives have no knowledge about aflatoxin.7.3 % of the respondents were not known the disease caused as result of contamination of groundnuts by aflatoxin. Conclusions Knowledge, attitude and practice towards aflatoxin is very poor. Health education session should be conducted about how to select and to prepare the proper groundnut paste at home. Recommendations increase the awareness of the housewives about the contamination caused by aflatoxin in the groundnuts paste. Household wives should prepared groundnuts paste at home to avoid aflatoxin and contamination to protect their family member health.
Keywords: Aflatoxin, Groundnuts, Awareness, Health, Sudan
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,
Pages: 1758 - 1760
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