A Study on Assessment of Nutritional Awareness among the Migratory Tribal Pregnant Women of Punjab
Keywords:Nutritional awareness, Nutritional deficiency, Pregnant women
Nutritional deficiency in women is of particular concern because they may get pregnant and face the added nutritional, physical, and emotional demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. The objective of the study is to assess the nutritional awareness among the migratory tribal pregnant women of Punjab. The interview method was used to investigate the nutritional awareness of tribal pregnant women. Three hundred pregnant women were selected as sample population from four different tribal groups of Punjab. Structured questionnaire was used as a tool. The majority of the respondents 272 (90.67%) did not have knowledge about the nutritional requirement of the pregnant women, government policies of Iron, and Vitamin A supplementation for pregnant women for combating anemia, iron Vitamin-A-rich rich food, addition of citrus fruits in their diet, the importance of germinated food grains, folic acid-rich foods, nutritional deficiency disease during pregnancy, iodine deficiency during pregnancy, consumption of Iron and Folic acid Supplements in their diet, quantity of food intake during pregnancy, harmful effects of Under Nutrition, source of carbohydrates, protein, iron, vitamin and minerals, importance of nutrition in fetus growth, weight gain during pregnancy, water intake during pregnancy, absorption of Calcium and Iron in the body, the need of Vitamin-C in the body, and need of Zinc in the body.
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