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Knowledge, attitude and practices about hidden hunger among the selected households at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh

By: Ielias Uddin, Sumaiya Mamun, Shireen Nigar, Mohammad Abduz Zaher, A. K. Obidul Huq

Key Words: KAP, Hidden hunger, Micronutrient, Households.

Int. J. Biosci. 16(3), 289-295, March 2020.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.3.289-295

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Abstract

A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out among the 385 urban households at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh, which was selected by purposive random sampling methods at the time of March to December 2019. The aim of study was to identify the knowledge, attitude and practices about the micronutrient deficiency diseases among the selected households level. About one-third of respondents were acquired knowledge from books. More than eighty percent (81.3%) of the respondent have adequate knowledge about micronutrient deficiency diseases and among the respondents (95.3%) and (90.1%) were highly aware about the VADD and IDA respectively. The study revealed that about 90.4%, 77.4% and 90.1% of the respondents were much aware about the causes of VADD, IDD and IDA respectively. Study also showed about 96.4 % accepts vitamin A capsules two times per year. More than eighty percent of the respondents were consumed vitamin enriched foods and aware of the sources of energy giving foods from rice, bread and cereals. On the other about 88.1%, 86.8% and 77.7 % of the respondent’s family member were aware of the sources of body building foods from milk and milk products, protective foods from fruits and vegetables and vitamin enriched foods from milk and milk products respectively and 54.3% of the respondents were normal nutritional status. This study has attempted to address about the micronutrient deficiency diseases which in turns help to find out a sustainable solution and integrated approach for controlling hidden hunger in a coordinated way.

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Knowledge, attitude and practices about hidden hunger among the selected households at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh

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Ielias Uddin, Sumaiya Mamun, Shireen Nigar, Mohammad Abduz Zaher, A. K. Obidul Huq.
Knowledge, attitude and practices about hidden hunger among the selected households at Rajshahi city in Bangladesh.
Int. J. Biosci. 16(3), 289-295, March 2020.
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