Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Usha Deshmukh

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai, India

  • Research Article   
    Across Sectional Study on Social and Cultural Food Taboos Related Barriers in Prevention of Anemia in Pregnant Women of Amravati District, Maharashtra India
    Author(s): Usha Deshmukh*

    Introduction: Anemia is a major health challenge in developing countries during pregnancy, including India. Nutritional requirements increases during pregnancy and restrictions on consumption of foods rich in the required nutrients may have negative consequences for a mother as well as for her growing fetus. Therefore, our objective for performing this study was to evaluate the social and cultural barriers in the prevention of Anemia and to evaluate the perceptions and practices of anemic women. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire based study, including 100 pregnant women, was conducted in a Vatsalya Hospital, Amravati. In depth interviews were conducted with these 100 patients. Results: Total 100 antenatal women were taken for the study. In which the socio-demographic profile of the participants, di.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9600.22.12.1000p37

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