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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Assessment of nutritional status of rural adolescent girls of Deoria district

Pragati Yadav and Dr. Renu Mogra
Background: Adolescence is a time of rapid physical, mental, emotional, and social development that occurs between childhood and adulthood. The risk of nutrient deficiency is highest in adolescent girls, and it has a detrimental effect on their overall development. In light of this, an investigation was made into some socio-demographic details and used anthropometry to assess the nutritional status of adolescent girls in a rural district area.
Methods: A community-based study was carried out in the government schools of Deoria district. A pre-designed, pre-tested questionnaire was used to interview 420 adolescent girls, and an anthropometric analysis was performed along with their food consumption pattern and nutrient intake. Microsoft Excel was used to analyse the results.
Results: Mean age of the study population was 13-19 years. Majority (92.86%) were Hindu. In terms of type of family, majority (50.47%) of the respondents were Hindu. Most of the girls belonged to low socio-economic class (64.28%). BMI, more than half (60.3%) of people were found to be undernourished, with 20.3% of these people falling into grades III, 15.1% into grades II, and 24.9% into grades I. No statistically significant correlation exists between socio-demographic variables and anthropometric details.
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How to cite this article:
Pragati Yadav and Dr. Renu Mogra. Assessment of nutritional status of rural adolescent girls of Deoria district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1966-1969.
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