An Assessment of Nutritional Status among Jenukuruba Tribe of Kodagu District
- *Corresponding Author:
- Praveen Hoogar
Department of Studies in Anthropology
Karnatak University, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 14, 2016; Accepted date: September 28, 2016; Published date: September 30, 2016
Citation: Pujar A, Hoogar P, Basavanagouda TT (2016) An Assessment of Nutritional Status among Jenukuruba Tribe of Kodagu District. J Community Med Health Educ 6:468. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000468
Copyright: © 2016 Pujar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the Skinfold Thickness, Height for age, Weight for age, BMI and MUAC of Jenukuruba tribal people representing two taluks of Kodagu district, Karnataka State. In Karnataka Jenukuruba tribes are identified as PVTG. The data or information was recorded through interview schedule and a survey was conducted. Total 645 subjects studied from 252 household of the six hamlets of Kodagu District. The study reveals that the 23.9% of the Jenukuruba tribal peoples are suffering from Grade-III type of malnutrition.