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(Article 98 | POJ_0092)

Submitted Abstracts

PENSA 2017 Congress

Submitted: June 12, 2017

Abstract ID = 62 | Classification: (10) - Others

Title: Dietary Intake of Micronutrient and Basal Metabolic Index (BMI) of Women in Rural Pakistan

Author(s): Mr. Muhammad Israr, Dr. Shahina Fayyaz, Dr. Saleem Khan, Dr. Aurangzeb

Institution where study was conducted: Pakistan Science Foundation, 1-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan

Keywords: nutrient intake, Pakistan, women, micronutrients, BMI

Background: Population’s consumption of essential nutrients and defense against diseases is best indicated by the nutritional status of the individual. Asian women as central player of the family and, therefore, she propagates the ill effects of malnutrition to generations.

Objectives: In this study, nutritional status and micro nutrients (dietary minerals and vitamins) intake of rural women in Pakistan were investigated.

Methods: One district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was selected, out of which, three villages were selected. 50 rural women were selected for the study. Information about food intake was obtained by filling a questionnaire. Nutrients intake was obtained from details of food intake in questionnaire.

Results: Nutrient intake data showed: calcium 523mg/day; phosphorus 773mg/day; Iron 28mg/day; zinc 11mg/day; Iodine 6.61mg/day; Vitamin-A 172 R.E./day; Vitamin-C 21mg/day; Niacin 2.79mg/day; Thiamine 0.31mg/day; Riboflavin 0.32mg/day. The BMI was observed between 19.6 and 52.2 with a mean of 28.54.

Conclusion: The study concluded that women proportion consuming mineral & vitamins according to RDA was very small, similarly, the proportion of women in normal range of BMI was also very small and the curve for BMI suddenly changes direction towards right which confirms that the overweight and obese rural women population was quite common