A Study on Nutritional Status of the Adolescent Girls at Khagrachhari District in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages: 278-282
Received: Nov. 25, 2013; Published: Dec. 20, 2013
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G. M. Mosarrof Hossain, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Md. Tanvir Sarwar, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
M. Hafizur Rahman, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Shakh M. A. Rouf, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Salim Raza, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Asad Ud- Daula, Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Sabir Hossain, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This study deals with the nutritional profile of adolescent girls on the basis of data collected from sample survey of 300 respondents from Khagrachhari district in Chittagong hill tracts region of Bangladesh by cross sectional method. This study found that about 66.00% of adolescent girls lived in rural and only 34.00% lived in urban area of Khagrachhari district. About 93.00% of adolescent girls were tribes and only 7.00% were Bengali. According to the BMI level 41.33% of adolescent girls were underweight, 35.00% normal, 8.33% overweight and 6.67% obese. Their nutritional status were very poor because 65% adolescent girls intake low food, 15.67% undergo married during adolescent period. Among the adolescent girls the percentage of non school going was 11.60 and above class eight were only 21.67. The light spark of this study is 28.34% of the adolescent girl's intake diet more than the normal (1900 kcal. per day), 63.40% maintains hygienity. Study also shows that nutritional awareness developed 43.33% through mass media such as Television, Radio and Newspaper. Friends and family members also play a vital role to improve their nutritional awareness.
Keywords
Adolescent Girls, Underweight, Malnutrition, Nutritional Status
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G. M. Mosarrof Hossain, Md. Tanvir Sarwar, M. Hafizur Rahman, Shakh M. A. Rouf, Salim Raza, Asad Ud- Daula, Sabir Hossain, A Study on Nutritional Status of the Adolescent Girls at Khagrachhari District in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 6, 2013, pp. 278-282. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20130106.17
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