Nutritional Status of Preschoolers in Four Selected Fisher Communities
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages: 332-336
Received: Jul. 4, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 23, 2015; Published: Aug. 12, 2015
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Md. Abdul Hakim, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh
Md. Kamruzzaman, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The current study was conducted in the four selected fisher communities in Bangladesh. The communities were at random to take part the Satkhira, Patuakhali, Mymensingh and Tangail districts fisher communities. There were sorted 46% (n=54) girls and 55% (n=66) boys from the communities by using simple random sampling method to carry on the study. Results divulged to contribute 30% (n=36) underweight, 22.5% (n=27) stunted and 12.5% (n=15) wasted preschoolers in the four selected fisher communities. The smoking and alcoholism prevalence of the fathers of preschoolers were found 72.5% (n=87) and 10% (n=12). The apt method of disposal of child excreta and safe water using in cooking and drinking purposes were 80.8% (n=97) and 90.8% (n=109) respectively. The study also showed that 69.2% (n=83) fathers and 66.7% (n=80) mothers of the preschoolers attained education up to the PSC level. Parental education level, father’s alcoholism and smoking patterns, method adopted to dispose child excreta and frequent use of safe water for drinking and cooking assay were closely linked to attain the attained nutritional status of the preschoolers in the target population
Keywords
Nutritional Status, Preschoolers, Fisher Communities
To cite this article
Md. Abdul Hakim, Md. Kamruzzaman, Nutritional Status of Preschoolers in Four Selected Fisher Communities, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 332-336. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20150304.22
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