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Vol. 8, Issue 11 (2019)

Nutritional status of tribal women of Kandhamal district, Odisha

Dipanjali Garnaik, Dr. Chitrotpala Devadarshini and Dr. Diptimayee Jena
The study was conducted among married, non-pregnant and non-lactating tribal women of Kandhamal district, Odisha during the period 2018-19. Total 80 tribal women of Desia Kandha (Desia Khonds) tribe were selected by random sampling method from two different villages of Kandhamal. Forty women were selected from Brenguda village and another 40 were selected from Penala village of Kandhamal district. Different nutritional deficiencies were identified by clinical signs and symptoms observation. Symptoms like fatigue, weakness, backache, dizziness, insomnia were frequently experienced by the women which were one of the causes of low nutrient intake. The average age of the women were 43.7 ± 13.43 years, the average height of the women were 148.5 ± 6.2 cm and the average weight of the women were 45.8 ± 7.20 kg. The study revealed that women were consuming low amount of nutrients (except energy) i.e protein, fat, β-carotene, calcium, iron, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin C and zinc intake was deficit by 39.17%, 50.24%, 97.8%, 67.46%, 34.48%, 45%, 76.33%, 85%, 74.83%, 51.5% respectively. Therefore, for sustainable health there is a need of increased food intake and proper dietary practices.
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How to cite this article:
Dipanjali Garnaik, Dr. Chitrotpala Devadarshini, Dr. Diptimayee Jena. Nutritional status of tribal women of Kandhamal district, Odisha. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(11):105-107.

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