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Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

MST Nasima Akter

MST Nasima Akter

Bangladesh

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  • Research Article
    Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women in Selected Rural and Urban Area of Bangladesh
    Author(s): Hossain B, Tanvir Sarwar, Salim Reja and MST Nasima AkterHossain B, Tanvir Sarwar, Salim Reja and MST Nasima Akter

    A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine nutritional status of pregnant women in different areas of Bangladesh by anthropometric and biochemical assessment. Measurement of body weight gain in different stages of pregnancy period was calculated as 20% and 14% severely malnourished, 54% and 30% moderately malnourished, 21% and 43% well nourished and 5% and 13% over malnourished ; hemoglobin (Hb) level was 16% and 19% severely anemic, 38% and 54% moderately anemic, 24% and 42% mildly anemic and 6% and 11% non-anemic; educational levels were 8% and 15% illiterate, 17% and 44% primary, 29% and 25% secondary, 10% and 39% under graduate and 2% and 11% post graduation of rural and urban pregnant women respectively. Monthly expenditure ≤ Tk.3000 to Tk.4000 food for rural and urban pregnant women were found and considered as important causes for nutritional status during pregnancy .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000219

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