A Comparative Study Of Nutritional Status Of Late Adolescents (16-19 Years) In Rftc Served And Non - Rftc Served Rural Areas Of Kanpur

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2009-06-30

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  • Santosh Kumar Verma
  • R P Sharma
  • Suresh Chandra
  • D S Martolia
  • Punit Varma
  • S K Barman
  • Tanu Midha

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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.

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Verma SK, Sharma RP, Chandra S, Martolia DS, Varma P, Barman SK, Midha T. A Comparative Study Of Nutritional Status Of Late Adolescents (16-19 Years) In Rftc Served And Non - Rftc Served Rural Areas Of Kanpur. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2009 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Jan. 29];21(1):52-5. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/155

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