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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

A study on health and nutritional status of the pregnant women

Author(s):
B Spandana, S Suchirita Devi and Pretty Rani
Abstract:
The condition of health of a person that is influenced by the intake and utilization of nutrients is called nutritional status. Maternal health is the healthiness of women during being pregnant, childbirth, and post-partum period. Adequate nutrition during pregnancy is crucial and it has long term health benefits. Maternal nutrition is influenced by various factors i.e. economic, social, environment etc. The present study was to investigate nutritional well-being of pregnant women. A total of 40 pregnant women were selected women in Hyderabad. Majority of the respondents (72%) were belongs to the 20-25 age groups. The data was collected through secondary data (hospital records), personal interviews with the help of the schedules and analysed using standard statistical tools. The results revealed that half of the respondents (52%) were had knowledge on maternal nutrition. Complications were seen in the respondents; about 17% of the respondents had Anemia followed by Hypothyroidism (15%) and Gestational Diabetes (12%). This study also showed that education and Maternal nutritional knowledge were positively correlated at 0.01% levels of significance.
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How to cite this article:
B Spandana, S Suchirita Devi, Pretty Rani. A study on health and nutritional status of the pregnant women. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):670-672.

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