Macronutrient and micronutrient knowledge among adolescent girls of udupi taluk karnataka

Anjali Gupta, Judith A. Noronha, Shobha

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Background: The growth and prosperity of a nation depend primarily on the nutritional status and development of the adolescent girls as they not only constitute one tenth of nations’ population but also influence the growth of remaining population. Objective: The study was conducted to assess the macronutrient and micronutrient knowledge of adolescent girls. Method: Community based cross sectional survey was conducted among adolescent girls (N=422) of the selected schools of Udupi Taluk Karnataka. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge level of adolescent girls. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the data. Results: The study results revealed that majority 275 (62.5%) of the adolescent girls were belonged to 15 years of age and most 350 (82.9%) of them were Hindus. Majority, (58.3%) of the adolescent girls were having poor knowledge on macronutrients and micronutrients. Conclusion: There is a need of educational programme on importance of macronutrient and micronutrient intake. These in turn helps to prevent the reproductive related complications in future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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