Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : nutrition


DETERMINANT OF STUNTING AMONG UNDER FIVE CHILDREN AT PUSKESMAS (PUBLICHEALTH CENTER) PONTIANAK CITY

Indah Budiastutik; Pitriyani .; Martha Irene Kartasurya; Suriadi .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2089-2097

Objective :This study aimsto analyzetherelationshipbetween macro and micro nutrientsintakeandbreastfeedingduration on stuntingas well asnon-stunting toddlers. Method: Thestudywasconductedusingthequantitativedescriptivemethodwithacase controldesign. Sixty-eight(68)infant were selected after 224 candidates were screened.Stuntingwas measuredonz-score WHZandanalyzedwithWHO Anthro2005 while nutrientintakewasmeasuredbyRecallform1x24 hours,breastfeeding reports were obtained fromquestionnaire. Furthermore, bodyheight(WHZ)wasmeasuredusing microtoise whileBivariateanalysis was carried out usingChisquaretest.Results: The results showedthat thereisa relationshipbetweenstunting and
energywithp=0.000<α=0.05CI9.905(0.630- 37.911),proteinP=0.000<α=0.05CI9.905(0.630-37.911, andvitaminA,p=0.000 <α=0.05CI3.125(1,724-5,664). In addition, there wasalso acorrelationwithcalciump=0.000<α=0.05 CI6.008(2.045- 17.650),zinc=0.000<α=0.05CI8.727 (2,287- 33,303),andexclusivebreastfeedingp=0.000<α=0.05CI9.905 (0.630-37.911). Conclusion:Based on theresults(pvalue 0.000),there isa significant correlation between energy, protein, vit A, Ca, as well as zincintake and stuntingin underfivechildren.

CHANGE IN THE DIETARY HABITS OF PEOPLE DURING THEIR NORMAL LIFESTYLE VS LOCKDOWN PERIOD- A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY

M. Ashritha; Jayalakshmi Somasundaram

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 709-722

Humans require different quantities of diet to lead a healthy and active life. Good nutrition or proper intake of diet is necessary which is in relation with the body's dietary needs. A well balanced diet plays a major role and becomes the cornerstone of good health. The type of diet consumed by the people has lost it‟s quality over the years due to the work pressure and stress experienced by the people. During a pandemic, where people are forced to stay at their homes, the food consumption changes. There is a lot of possibility of people to change their diet inorder to improve the quality of their life. A questionnaire was prepared regarding the changes in the dietary habit of the people during the lockdown vs normal period. It was circulated among the people of Tamil Nadu. The questionnaire was uploaded in google forms. Finally, the data was collected, compiled and statistically analysed.The dietary habits have changed to a significant level during this lockdown period. There is an increase in the consumption of food during the lockdown when compared to the normal lifestyle.This study reveals that the lockdown has affected the people‟s dietary habits due to multifactorial reasons

Awareness On The Diet Plan In Covid- 19 Among College Students - A Survey

Helen Reshma; K, Vishnu Priya; V, Gayathri. R; Kavitha. S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2720-2738

ABSTRACTCoronavirus disease ( COVID-19 ) is caused by SARS-CoV2 and is a great global public health concern. The zoonotic origin of COVID-19 is likely to be the wet animal market in Wuhan city, China. The transmission of COVID-19 can be from person-to-person and this leads to the isolation of patients. Extensive measures were taken to reduce person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 and to control the current outbreak. So it is necessary and important to know the dietary patterns which play an important role in the prevention of COVID-19. This study involves college students in the age group of 12-40 years. A well structured questionnaire was prepared comprising 15 questions covering socio-demographic information, knowledge , attitude, perceptions was framed and administered to the participants through an online google forms link. A total of 116 responses were collected out of which 42.6% were male and 57.4% were female. 80% of the total population were aware that diet patterns play an important role in COVID-19. Pearson Chi square value= 0.61, p=0.89 ( p>0.05 indicating statistically not significant. 73% of the total population were aware that an increase in immunity of our body prevents COVID-19. Pearson Chi square value=5.88, p=0.11 ( p>0.05 indicating statistically not significant). It may be concluded that most of the students are aware of the diet pattern in COVID-19. Awareness may be created to have an intake of balanced diet during the pandemic period.