International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART D
Assessment of anthropometric measurements and nutrient intake of rural overweight/obese adult women
Author(s): Somishon Keishing, A Rahamathnisha and Thahira Banu A
The present study was an attempt to assess the nutritional status with respect to anthropometric indices and nutrient intake of the rural adult women in the age of 30-55 years in Kanava Nayakkanur village under Udumalpet block of Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu. The study was conducted among 110 rural adult women. Interview schedule was used to elicit data on general information like socio economic status, anthropometric indices and nutrient intake. The results revealed that majority (34%) were overweight and twenty one percent were obese as per their Body Mass Index (BMI). The Waist Hip Ratio (WHR) shows that majority (55%) of the subject were in the high risk group whereas twenty seven per cent were in moderate risk group. The study also shows that intake of nutrients such as energy, fat and protein were much above the Recommended Dietary Allowance. It is concluded from the study that there exist a positive correlation between Body Mass Index, Waist Hip Ratio and energy intake by the subjects.
How to cite this article:
Somishon Keishing, A Rahamathnisha, Thahira Banu A. Assessment of anthropometric measurements and nutrient intake of rural overweight/obese adult women. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(3):195-198.