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Research Article | Volume 4 Issue 3 (May, 2023)
Study on the factors affecting the nutritional status of Muslim adolescent boys in Kalaburagi, Karnataka
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June 16, 2023
Abstract
Introduction This study aims at bringing out the nutritional problems faced by Muslim adolescent boys of Khaja Bazaar area of Kalaburgi in relation to health, disease, social, psychological, economical, sexual and other problems. Methodology This cross-sectional study was carried out in the urban field practice area of Department of Community Medicine, KBNIMS, Kalaburagi, Karnataka. A house-to-house survey was carried out. The study was carried out on health status of 260 Muslim adolescent boys who were selected by employing simple random sampling from the entire target population on the basis of the percentage of adolescents in the country i.e., 20.9%11. A pre designed, pre tested questionnaire was used to collect the information. Anthropometric measurements were made using standard techniques and tools and the BMI Grading was done by grading their BMI on CDC Growth charts for boys aged 2 to 20 years12. The data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0. To test the significance of the study, we applied Chi-Square test and ‘T’ test at 5% level of significance (P<0.05). Results Among the Underweight and Obese Individuals, more individuals were Unhealthy at 72.09% and 57.14% respectively. Nuclear families had the maximum number of Healthy individuals while Matrifocal Families had the most number of Unhealthy individuals (100%). The Upper Lower Class had the Highest number of Unhealthy people (45.50%) followed by Lower Middle (41.93%) and Lower Socioeconomic Class (30.00%). The least Healthy people were found in the group of the individuals who were Unemployed (57.12%).
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Nutritional problems faced by Muslim adolescent boys of Khaja Bazaar
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