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Vol. 11, Special Issue 3 (2022)

A study on gender disparity in nutritional status among diabetes and non-diabetes in a rural community of Muzaffarpur city of Bihar

Author(s):
Alisha and Dubey Prakash Ritu
Abstract:
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic condition caused by the tissues' reduced or complete inability to use glucose. In India, it has afflicted over 50 million individuals, and its incidence is growing in both urban and rural areas men and women. As a result, this study is being carried out to report the gender disparity in nutritional status with the objectives of comparing the gender disparity in nutritional status in the middle age group of 30-50 years in rural areas and evaluating the various socio-demographic factors influencing the gender disparity.
A community based cross-sectional study was conducted in Muzaffarpur city area of Bihar. A total of 112 middle age group adult (diabetic and non diabetic) were examined and were interviewed. Female adult were more obese than male. Although the frequency of falling ill is the same between both the genders, the treatment was given more importance to female than male. The overall prevalence of disease was low in our study area. The majority of the adult suffered with blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid. Significant differentiation was observed between the male and female adults. 59.82 percent of respondents are nuclear family and 40.17 percent belong to joint family. Out of 112 respondents, 52.67 percent are graduate or above and 10.71 percent have middle class education level. Only 3.57 percent are illiterate. The majority of respondents were within the WHO reference data's normal range. Male respondents were thought to be better and more well-nourished than female respondents. 22.72 percent female and 62.5 percent male were having normal BMI, but a higher percentage of female respondents were severely obese grade 1.
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How to cite this article:
Alisha and Dubey Prakash Ritu. A study on gender disparity in nutritional status among diabetes and non-diabetes in a rural community of Muzaffarpur city of Bihar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 325-327.

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