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Nutritional Status of Baiga Tribe of Baihar, District Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh

Chakma T, Meshram P, Kavishwar A*, Vinay Rao P and Rakesh Babu

Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research) Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author:
Kavishwar A
Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (Indian Council of Medical Research) Jabalpur
Madhya Pradesh, India
Tel: 919425160295
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: March 28, 2014; Accepted Date: April 22, 2014; Published Date: April 29, 2014

Citation: Chakma T, Meshram P, Kavishwar A, Vinay Rao P, Rakesh Babu (2014) Nutritional Status of Baiga Tribe of Baihar, District Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. J Nutr Food Sci 4: 275. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000275

Copyright: © 2014 Chakma T, 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.

Abstract

A community based cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the nutritional status of Baiga tribal population of Baihar, Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. A total of 1197 individuals from 436 households were studied for anthropometric measurements and clinical examination. The consumption of all the food stuff except cereals and millets were lower than recommended dietary allowances. The intake of micronutrients was lower than recommended dietary allowances. Vitamin ‘A’ deficiency was a major nutritional deficiency disorder in this tribe. The magnitude of wasting (weight for height

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