2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART G
Nutritional status and dietary pattern of female students from North East states India residing in Chennai
Author(s): Janeline Lunghar And Mary Pramela A
Nutritional status of young women plays an important role in human life. This study was undertaken to assess the nutritional status and dietary pattern of female students from North East states India residing in Chennai. A questionnaire was used to elicit information on the socio-demographic profile, physical activity pattern, family medical history, food habits, dietary intake and present nutritional status. Anthropometric measurements such as height, body weight, body mass index, waist circumference, hip circumference and waist to hip ratio were recorded for all the subjects. Further biochemical test including hemoglobin levels and blood pressure were recorded. Clinical assessment was conducted to record the clinical symptoms of nutritional deficiencies. Dietary assessment consisted of a food frequency questionnaire and twenty four hour dietary recall and a usual dietary intake to assess the general dietary pattern were recorded. Results of the study indicate that there was no population based difference in mean height, body weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI) of the subjects. Hemoglobin level and blood pressure of the subjects were found to be normal. There were no major clinical symptoms present to the subjects. It was found that the mean intake of nutrients such as energy, protein, and carbohydrate, calcium, iron and folic intake of subjects was found to be below the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances).
How to cite this article:
Janeline Lunghar And Mary Pramela A. Nutritional status and dietary pattern of female students from North East states India residing in Chennai. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):437-439.