2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART F
Nutritional status of urban and rural female farm labours in Yevatmal district
Author(s): Sunita Arjunrao Rathod and Dr. Meena Kalele
Female labours from agriculture area is seen working so much and so often, but their work is taken for granted. Rarely, problems and issues related with health and nutrition are to be granted for consideration. Maximally more trace has been given on aspects of agricultural work related with female labours. According to WHO, health is defined as state of complete mental, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing free from any infirmity or disease. Nutritional status is the maintenance of health with well-balanced diet and proportionate work. The present study was carried out to assess the nutritional status of urban and rural Female farm labours of Yevalmal district. The present study was carried out to assess the Nutritional Status of Urban and Rural Female Farm Labours of Yevatmal District. The sample selected of 250 from urban and 250 from rural areas total 500 female farm labours including age groups of 21 to 30 years and 31 to 40 years has been selected for Purposive Sampling Method. Parameters used for the study were survey and for assessment of nutritional status a combination of anthropometry, assessment of dietary intake, clinical examination and hemoglobin assessment. Difference in anthropometric measurements was very meager when compare between two areas. The BMI, MUAC and waist-hip-ratio were found out in the study were more than standard NCHS values of above Anthropometric measurements while height and weight values were deficient than NCHS standards values. On the basis of BMI, normal respondents were only 60%. Mean food intake of sugar & jaggery was more than that of ICMR recommendations whereas mean food intake of other food groups was inadequate accordingly. The maximum percent adequacy is for sugar and jaggery while inadequate for other food groups. Nutrient intake of female farm labours was below when compare with RDA for energy, calcium, iron and β-carotene whereas equal to or more for protein, fat and vitamin-C. Highest percent adequacy was noted for fat intake while lowest for β- carotene. In case of female farm labours belongs to urban, the hemoglobin levels is 9.90 gm whereas in rural 10.22 gm.
How to cite this article:
Sunita Arjunrao Rathod, Dr. Meena Kalele. Nutritional status of urban and rural female farm labours in Yevatmal district. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(1):347-352.