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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 2239-2245
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.267


Nutritional Status and Food Consumption Pattern of Tribal Farm Women of Sabarkantha
Preeti H. Dave1*, J.J. Mistry2 and M.K. Chaudhary3
1Food and Nutrition
2Extension Education
3Agriculture Statistics, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, S.K.Nagar, Banaskantha, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Tribal women play multiple roles in a family, primarily as mothers and housekeepers and also equally important roles as wage earners and agricultural producers. Tribal people are amongst the poorest population and experiencing extreme levels of health deprivation. Tribal follows very distinct dietary pattern and mainly rely upon locally available crops. Tribal women in India are at a great disadvantage due to illiteracy and ignorance. The present study was conducted in Khedbrahma and Poshina taluka of Sabarkantha district of Gujarat. To check the nutritional status of tribal farm women, BMI was measured and dietary assessment was done using food frequency method. It was observed that tribal farm women were coming from poor socio-economic background, most of them were illiterate, their income was less and nutritional status was poor. Their average height, weight and BMI was lower than reference Indian women. Their food consumption pattern was not appropriate and frequency of consuming nutritious foods.


Keywords: Tribal farm women, Nutritional status, Food consumption pattern
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Preeti H. Dave, J.J. Mistry and Chaudhary, M.K. 2019. Nutritional Status and Food Consumption Pattern of Tribal Farm Women of Sabarkantha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 2239-2245. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.267