Diet Intake Pattern and Nutritional Status of Rural Population in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md Monoarul Haque Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • Md Amirul Hassan DOHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Khaleda Islam University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Md Rijwan Bhuiyan Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • Md Shah Jalalur Rahman Shahi Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka
  • Rukhsana Parvin Lipi ASA University of Bangladesh (ASAUB), Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i2.21065

Keywords:

Diet pattern, nutritional status, rural area

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the diet intake pattern and nutritional status of rural population in Bangladesh.

Methods: A population based crosssectional study was conducted in three rural villages of Mohespur Upazilla, Jhenaidah district, Bangladesh. Total 200 samples were collected purposively to conduct this study. Data were collected through personal face to face interview by structured and semi-structured questionnaire from the respondents.

Results: The mean (± SD) age of the respondents was 35±16.6 years where 64% were male. The monthly dietary intake pattern of the respondents shows that majority of the respondents take pulses, fish, meat, egg, milk and fruits 1 to 2 time per month. Majority (94.5%) of the respondents take cereals 2 to 3 times per day. In case of nutritional status, majorities (47%) have normal nutritional status where 30% are overweight, 15% are obese and 8% are suffering from underweight. Study also shows that there is no relation between gender and nutritional status of the respondents.

Conclusion: Finally, this study indicates that the overall dietary intake pattern of rural population in Bangladesh is poor. Further study should be needed in a large scale to explore the real scenario of dietary pattern and nutritional status of rural population in Bangladesh.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i2.21065

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Author Biographies

Md Monoarul Haque, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Community Nutrition
Faculty of Public Health

Md Amirul Hassan, DOHS, Mohakhali, Dhaka

Centre for Medical Education

Khaleda Islam, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

Institute of Nutrition & Food Science

Md Rijwan Bhuiyan, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Public Health

Md Shah Jalalur Rahman Shahi, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Dhaka

Department of Immunology

Rukhsana Parvin Lipi, ASA University of Bangladesh (ASAUB), Dhaka

Department of Public Health

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Published

2014-11-30

How to Cite

Monoarul Haque, M., Amirul Hassan, M., Islam, K., Bhuiyan, M. R., Shahi, M. S. J. R., & Lipi, R. P. (2014). Diet Intake Pattern and Nutritional Status of Rural Population in Bangladesh. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 13(2), 51–54. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i2.21065

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