Malnutrition and its Associated Risk Factors among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Community of Lahore | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Malnutrition and its Associated Risk Factors among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Community of Lahore

Author(s):Uzma Ilyas and Kousar Parveen

Introduction: Malnutrition is thought to be one of the world’s most genuine, yet minimum tended to medical issues and furthermore keeps on being noteworthy general medical problems all through the creating scene, especially in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan African creating countries low dietary admission likewise the most imperative hazardous factor of lack of healthy sustenance, for example, essential insufficiency because of low levels in the eating routine and an auxiliary inadequacy because of any illness. Methodology: A quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study design was used to conduct the research. The collected data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences version 23. Descriptive statistical and logistic regression was used to describe the variable. Results: Most of the respondents who eat fish and fish products in a week were 6% and respondent who eats fish and fish products in a month was 68.2% and only 25.8% respondents had not taken fish and fish products in their diet. Sources of income of the respondents were categorized. In which 13.2% of respondents source of income was farming, 2.6% respondents trade as a source of income, 43.7% of respondents had a monthly salary, and 40.4% of respondents had income on daily wages. Conclusion: Age, housing conditions, sources of drinking water, the habit of hand washing, consumption of fish and dairy products, consumption of fruits, getting fortified food and food insecurity were important factors to determine the nutritional status of women of reproductive age. These factors are associated with malnutrition.

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