Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : OT(Oraon tribe)

A study on comparison of anthropometrical measurements in oraon and non-oraon boys

Dr. Kunj Bihari Patel, Dr. Meet Krishna, Dr. Avinash Thawait

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 37-45

A few studies based on published data have indicated patterns of anthropometric variation
along ethnic, geographic, latitude, longitude and altitude, nutrition and several confounding
variables.Many growth studies have been published for the tribal populations of Chhattisgarh.
However, no study, especially with regard to the growth status of the Oraons of Chhattisgarh
has been undertaken. Cases taken in this study were registered cases in government schools
of Jashpur district. 200 boys (100 Oraon and 100 Non Oraon) were included in the study
according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Age range was 5-18 yrs. At most of the ages
BMI was less for OT boys than NO boys, except at the age periods of 17+ and 18+ where the
BMI of OT boys was more than NO boys. In the age period of 15+ the BMI of OT and NO
boys was found to be same. The difference was statistically significant at age periods of 7+,
8+ and 10+and highly significant in age period of 17+

Assessment of differences in craniofacial structures between Oraon and Non-Oraon boys

Dr. Kunj Bihari Patel,Dr. Meet Krishna,Dr. Avinash Thawait

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2434-2442

In India, children living in the backward and drought-prone areas, urban slums and those
belonging to the socially backward groups like scheduled castes and tribal communities are
highly susceptible to undernutrition. But condition is worst among the scheduled tribal
communities. Most of the tribal people of India have their own geographically isolated life
style. Inadequate food habits along with traditional socio-cultural and biological activities
may lead to high proportion of child undernutrition. A total number of 100 Oraon Tribe boys
and 100 Non-Oraon boys were selected as subjects for the study.The data was collected on
students of school. They were grouped into two groups- Oraon and non Oraon. The mean CI
index varied between 72.35 to 78.08 in OT and NO both. The highest value for this index was
observed at 11+ and 17+ years in both groups respectively, while the lowest value was
observed at 8+ and 15+ years in both groups respectively