A Comparative Study Of Nutritional Status Of Late Adolescents (16-19 Years) In Rftc Served And Non - Rftc Served Rural Areas Of Kanpur
Objective: (I) To determine nutritional status among late adolescents in RFTC served andNon-RFTC served areas. (2) To compare nutritional status among late adolescents in RFTC served and Non-RFTC served areas. Study design: Cross sectional study. Setting: RFTC served andNon-RFTC served rural areas ofKanpur. Participants: 410 adolescents in each areas in the age group of 16-19 years. Statistical analysis: Percentage, chi-square test Results: Overall prevalence of anaemia was more (62.7%) in Non-RFTC served area as compared to that (40.2%) in RFTC served area (p<0.05). The regular consumption of green vegetables was more in RFTC served area (59.5%) than that in Non-RFTC served area (45.7%). 59.3%adolescents were found to be underweight in Non-RFTC served areas as compared to 49.3%> in RFTC served areas. Conclusion : The nutritional status of adolescents of RFTC served areas was found better than adolescents living in Non-RFTC served areas and this was due to better dietary habits, better knowledge and involvement ofRFTC services to that areas.