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NNJ. 2019; 8(1): 14-17

Knowledge on prevention of food poisoning among adults in Dakkilivaripalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.

Prof., Mrs. Latha. P,Ms. Lavanya. K.K.


Abstract: Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. The food that causes the illness
can be contaminated by salmonella, Noro virus. Food that are particularly vulnerable to contamination if
they are not handled to store as cooked properly include meat, ready to eat food such as pre packed
sandwiches, eggs, milk and dairy products Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the level of knowledge
on prevention of food poisoning among adults. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge on prevention of
food poisoning among adults. 2. To find the association between knowledge on prevention of food poisoning
among adults with selected socio demographic variables. Methodology: 50 adults in Dakkilivaripalem,
Nellore were selected by using convenience sampling. A structured questionnaire, it consists of 28 questions.
Results: Reveled 2(4%) had B+ grade, 11(22%) had B grade and 18(36%) had C grade and 19(38%) had
D grade of knowledge. .

Key words: Knowledge, Prevention, Food Poisoning, Adults

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