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Natl J Community Med. 2015; 6(2): 243-246

Diet Survey of the families in a Rural Area-An Observational Study

Richa Nigam, Sonia Tiwari.

"Background: Surveys to assess the dietary intake and nutritional status of population are essential to monitor the ongoing nutrition transition and initiate appropriate intervention. Looking into the higher prevalence of problem in rural areas, additional surveys at smaller level are required for monitoring of food security.1 Objectives of the study were to assess nutritional status of families using diet survey method and to find out determinants of food availability in families under study.
Methods: This is a community based study was done under the department of Community Medicine at Sri Aurobindo Medical College and P.G. Institute Indore, after taking approval from ethics and research committee of the institute. Two stage cluster sampling was done for the survey. A dietary survey based on 24 hour recall of food consumption in the families of a rural area was done.
Results: The mean calorie/CU in class I by( Prasadís socio-economic classification was 1910.11 and of class IV was 1597.53 (p-0.007).The mean protein /CU was found to be 93.48, 71.49, 67.46 and 61.60 in socio-economic class I,II,III and IV respectively (p

Key words: Calorie/CU, Protein/CU, Socio-economic class, Family, consumption unit

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