Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--121

Nutritional profiles of adolescents in a rural community of Hooghly District in West Bengal


P Das1, SK Ray1, GK Joardar2, S Dasgupta3 
1 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, N. R. S. Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, N. R. S. Medical College, Kolkata, India
3 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

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P Das
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, N. R. S. Medical College, Kolkata
India

This community based study was carried out in Haripal Block of Hooghly district in West Bengal in 2005 to assess the nutritional status of the unmarried adolescents and 204 adolescents were studied. The BMI for age and height for age <5 th percentile were used as criteria for thinness and stunting respectively. The overall prevalence of thinness and stunting were 24.48% and 52.45%, thinness was more common among the boys. The other nutritional deficiency disorders were pallor (12.25%), conjunctival xerosis (9.30%), Vitamin B complex deficiency (1.47%), goitre (0.98%) and dental caries (11.76%). An indication of chronic energy deficiency in the study area was observed.


How to cite this article:
Das P, Ray S K, Joardar G K, Dasgupta S. Nutritional profiles of adolescents in a rural community of Hooghly District in West Bengal.Indian J Public Health 2007;51:120-121


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Das P, Ray S K, Joardar G K, Dasgupta S. Nutritional profiles of adolescents in a rural community of Hooghly District in West Bengal. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];51:120-121
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