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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

The nutritional assessment of selected pregnant and non-pregnant women from Kangra district (HP)

Author(s):

NR Vaid and Dr. SR Malhotra

Abstract:
The study was conducted to assess and compare the nutritional status of the adult women of from Panchrukhi block of Kangra district. The sample consisted of 50 pregnant and 50 non pregnant women. A questionnaire-cum-interview schedule was used for collection of data. Majority of the respondents’ i.eBody Mass Index (BMI), 47per cent women were normal and 47 per cent suffered from Grade-I Obesity. In comparison to RDA, a significant difference at 1 per cent level was observed in intake of pulses by adult women of Panchrukhi block.The intake of cereals (268.50 g), pulses (36.9 5g) and green leafy vegetables (45.60 g) by women of Panchrukhi block. Mean intake of different food groups <em>i.e. </em>pulses, fats, green leafy vegetables and sugars in comparison to RDI by selected women of Panchrukhi block was found to be 48.6 per cent, 92.36 per cent, 74.75 per cent and 68.57 per cent.With regard to nutrient intake, fat and phosphorus was found to be significant at 1 per cent level when compared with RDI. The mean daily intake of different nutrients such as energy (62.30%), fat (120.28%), calcium (43.5%) and vitamin (35.68%) was observed in adult women of Panchrukhi block. A non-significant difference was observed between the intake of food groups and nutrient intake. The diet of pregnant women is much better than the non-pregnant women. The intake of calcium, energy and phosphorous through food source is also good. Dietary and nutrient intake of pregnant and non-pregnant adult women varied significantly.

Pages: 290-294  |  521 Views  26 Downloads

How to cite this article:
NR Vaid and Dr. SR Malhotra. The nutritional assessment of selected pregnant and non-pregnant women from Kangra district (HP). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):290-294.