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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
A comparison study between nutritional status of rural women of coastal Andhra and Telangana
Author(s): Dr. Kanthisri S Buraka, Sailu P and Dr. Manorama R
Abstract: India is a country with different geographical and climatic conditions. Majority of population in India live in rural areas. Women are socialized to be self-sacrificing from childhood onwards to give first and take only if somebody chooses to give or if there is something extra to give. Telangana and Coastal villages are having different food habits and different geographic situations. Majority of Telangana rural women they prefer to take millet based food along with Dhal and vegetables, most of them can’t effort non vegetarian food items in their daily food intake. It was also noticed in food survey that coastal people include non- vegetarian food including dried aqua products and milk and milk products in high amounts compare to Telangana families. This study was conducted in united Andhra Pradesh in two villages one from Telangana and one village from Coastal Andhra with 30 thus making to a total of 60 rural women. A schedule was used to collect data by following anthropometric measurements such as height & weight were measured and Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated. From all age groups it was showing that Telangana rural women were fit with normal weight and coastal women also fit. But in overweight category and obesity1 category coastal respondents were in danger zone.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Kanthisri S Buraka, Sailu P and Dr. Manorama R. A comparison study between nutritional status of rural women of coastal Andhra and Telangana. 2017; 6(6S): 752-754.