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Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2017, Page: 194-198
Surveillance of Health Caring Practices and Nutritional Status Among Adolescent Girls at Madhupur Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Nargis Akter, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Bangladesh
Abul Kashem Obidul Huq, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Bangladesh
Mesbah Uddin Talukder, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Bangladesh
Farhana Akther, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Bangladesh
Sonia Zebsyn, Department of Home Economics, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Jasmin Ara Farhana, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Received: Jun. 20, 2017;       Accepted: Jul. 25, 2017;       Published: Aug. 15, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20170605.12      View  2104      Downloads  101
Abstract
A longitudinal surveillance study was carried out among the tribal (Garo Tribe) and non-tribal adolescent girls at a renowned hill tracts (Madhupur) in Bangladesh. A total number of 110 adolescent girls were collected among them fifty percent were tribal and another was non- tribal general population. In baseline survey, overweight found 7.3% in non-tribal adolescent girls whereas in tribal girls it was 1.8% and 70.9% non-tribal and 58.2% tribal adolescent girls were normal body weight at baseline survey. The nutritional status was increased in subsequent surveys. Hygienic sanitary napkin was used only 36.4% tribal adolescents and 70.9% non-tribal adolescent girls at baseline survey which was positively increased in 2nd and 3rd follow-up surveys. But the consciousness about proper sanitary practices was little increased in both groups is a bad indicator of personal hygiene knowledge. However, the knowledge about food misconception was positively deviates in both groups after second and third time monitoring. Thus it can be postulate that the repeated survey and monitoring can influence the positive variations of the nutritional knowledge, health care behavior and positive health outcomes towards normal BMI-for-age in both groups due to sharing and mix-up nutrition education knowledge.
Keywords
Tribal, Non-Tribal, Adolescent Girls, Health Care, Nutritional Knowledge, Surveillance
To cite this article
Nargis Akter, Abul Kashem Obidul Huq, Mesbah Uddin Talukder, Farhana Akther, Sonia Zebsyn, Jasmin Ara Farhana, Surveillance of Health Caring Practices and Nutritional Status Among Adolescent Girls at Madhupur Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 194-198. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20170605.12
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