Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)
Assessment of nutritional status and dietary pattern of diabetes patients in Allahabad City
Kavita Verma, Alka Gupta, Alisha and Pravita Gupta
The study assessed the nutritional status of diabetic patients in Allahabad city, U.P. A well-structured questionnaire was used to elicit information on the socio-demographic data, anthropometric measurement such as height and weight was measured to determine the nutritional status while food frequency questionnaire was used to assess the intake pattern of foods. The result shows that 44.44 per cent were educated up to high school, 27.78 per cent educated up to intermediate and 27.78 per cent were graduate. In case of females, 50 per cent were illiterate, 16.67 per cent and 25 per cent were educated up to high school. A total of 30 respondents were recruited for the field survey and 18(60%) of them were male while 12(40%) were female. Shows that out of the 30 respondents, 16.67 percent females were underweight, 16.67 percent male were having grade 2 obesity, 55.55 percent male and 41.67 percent female were having grade 1 obesity. They should also reduce their fats and oils food products consumption. The reduction in the consumption of energy foods should be accompanied by regular physical exercises to improve blood circulation.
How to cite this article:
Kavita Verma, Alka Gupta, Alisha, Pravita Gupta. Assessment of nutritional status and dietary pattern of diabetes patients in Allahabad City. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(3):402-408.