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Factors affecting malnutrition of landless rural households in District Faisalabad, Pakistan

By: Hassan Ali, Farkhanda Anjum, Naima Nawaz, Hina Tariq

Key Words: Agroecology, Malnutrition, Food security, Water and sanitation, Sustainability, Rural sociology

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(3), 399-405, March 2018.

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Abstract

People are facing malnourishment in developed and as well as in developing countries, and that leads to different diseases. At this time in the world above 800 million people are undernourished. The major portion of these people is in developing countries. The situation of malnourished people in Asian is 35% currently. Pakistan show the status of undernourishment that is 33% families are facing a shortage of good quality of food. Therefore, this study was designed, keeping in view, the national and international issues regarding malnutrition. District Faisalabad has been selected for this research study; selection of tehsil, union councils and villages has been through simple random sampling technique. Total 200 respondents (25 respondents from each village) were selected randomly. Statistical analyses such as T-test and Chi-square were used to analyze the data. The results show that main factors which were directly affecting malnutrition of landless rural households are lacking education, employment, fewer wages work, and lack of awareness about the quality of food utilization and large family members. A large number of families were facing malnutrition condition, and only 48 families out of 200 were nutritionally secured. Malnutrition status considering protein only 36 families were secured. Meanwhile, 164 families were insecure. The government of Pakistan should take reasonable steps to ensure good quality of food and drinking water. Water And Sanitation Agency should improve the hygiene system in rural areas. Local government should install filtration plants in rural areas. Media should also provide awareness through electronic/print media.

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Hassan Ali, Farkhanda Anjum, Naima Nawaz, Hina Tariq.
Factors affecting malnutrition of landless rural households in District Faisalabad, Pakistan.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(3), 399-405, March 2018.
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