International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 2, PART C
Comparative study of nutrition status of working and Non-Working pregnant women in Bhandara District
Author(s): Dr. Kalpana A Shinde
Pregnancy is a period of morphological, anatomical and physiological changes that is accompanied by high nutritional demands. The nutritional status of the mother during pregnancy is believed to influence not only the course of pregnancy but also the nutritional status of the new born. The present study was carried out to compeered the nutritional status of working and non-working pregnant women in Bhandara district. The sample selection of 200 from working and 200 from non-working total 400 pregnant women has been selected for Purposive Sampling Method. Parameters used for the study were survey and predesigned structured questionnaire for assessment of nutritional status, anthropometric measurements for Height, weight and BMI, assessment of dietary intake, Biochemical assessment for hemoglobin. Data was analyzed using SPSS software and was tabulated statistically using percent, t-test, z-test was applied. The results conclude that Quantities of all food groups consumed by working and non-working pregnant women were significantly (P<0.01) lower than the recommended levels. Quantities of all nutrients consumed by working and non-working pregnant women were significantly (P<0.01) lower than the recommended levels. There is a significant difference in the means of height and weight in the working and non-working pregnant women. Majority (68.5%) and (46.5%) of both the working and non-working pregnant women were in the category of normal BMI, respectively. There is a significant difference in the means of hemoglobin in the working and no-working pregnant women.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kalpana A Shinde. Comparative study of nutrition status of working and Non-Working pregnant women in Bhandara District. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(2):136-141.