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Assessment of Nutritional Status of Anaemic Pregnant Women of Hisar District of Haryana

Department of Foods and Nutrition, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : October 4, 2017: Accepted : December 11, 2017)


The present study was conducted on anaemic pregnant women. One hundred fifty pregnant women were selected from the selected villages of selected blocks of Hisar district of Haryana. Nutritional status of anaemic pregnant women was assessed using dietary survey (24 h recall method), which revealed that the food intake and nutrient intake was lower than the RDI and RDA among rural area. Nutritional education was imparted to 100 selected anaemic pregnant women of Hisar district. It was found that majority of the respondents had inadequate knowledge regarding nutrition before imparting nutrition education. After imparting nutritional education, there was significant (P≤0.01) improvement in knowledge of pregnant women in all the characteristics.

Key words : Nutritional status, anaemic, pregnant women, Hisar