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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Assessment of Knowledge and Perception Regarding Food Adulteration among Homemakers in Selected Areas of Kamrup District
Trishna Talukdar | Hemeswari Bhuyan 
Abstract: Background and aims: Food Adulteration is an age old problem, which not only affects the health status of consumers but also exploits consumers economically by providing inferior quality of foodstuffs despite being paid reasonably. Adequate knowledge and favorable perception can help the society to mitigate the evil of adulteration. Method: A descriptive quantitative research approach and descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. 270 homemakers were selected using multistage random sampling technique. Results: Out of 270 homemakers, 181 (67%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 162 (60%) had moderately favorable perception. Moderate positive correlation was found between knowledge and perception (r=0.516). Significant association was found between knowledge and age, religion, types of family, monthly income and sources of information. Similarly, significant association was found between perception and age, religion, monthly income and sources of information. Conclusion: Majority of the homemakers had moderately adequate knowledge and moderately favorable perception. Interventional measures are necessary for improving the level of knowledge and perception regarding Food Adulteration.
Keywords: Foodstuffs, Consumers, Health hazards
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 977 - 980