Nutritional status of rural and tribal pregnant woman of Karimnagar district, Telangana
E Tejaswini, Dr. S Suchiritha Devi, Dr. V Vijaya Lakshmi, J Shirisha, SL Kameswari and V Sujatha
The study was conducted in both of Huzurabad and Husnabad mandals of Karimnagar district of Telangana state where the ICDS project in operation. Two tribal areas from Husnabad and two rural areas of Huzurabad were selected for the study. Sixty pregnant selected 30 pregnant from each of the selected area. In the present study data was collected by using pretested questionnaire developed. Different nutritional deficiencies were identified by clinical signs and symptoms observation. Among the pregnant women surveyed in rural area majority were between 4-8 months pregnant. In tribal area 30% were in 7th month and 26.66% were in 5th month of pregnancy. Riboflavin and Iron deficiency were prevailing among almost 1/3rd of the respondents. Rural pregnant were consuming 1800 k.cal where as 1680 k.cal by tribal pregnant woman. Similarly the other nutrients taken was for rural and tribal pregnant women were Protein 54g and 58g, Fat 52g and 42g, Vit A(B carotene) 2095µg and 2243µg, Vit C 42g and 28g, Iron 8mg and 7mg. There is a 1/4th deficiency was observed for energy, protein, vitamin A and Vitamin C, whereas 1/3rd met for the iron that is supposed to be taken. Therefore, sustained health and nutrition education is recommended to the women and their families and communities on increased food intake, proper dietary practices and dietary diversification during pregnancy and lactation.
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E Tejaswini, Dr. S Suchiritha Devi, Dr. V Vijaya Lakshmi, J Shirisha, SL Kameswari, V Sujatha. Nutritional status of rural and tribal pregnant woman of Karimnagar district, Telangana. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(9):479-481.