ISSN: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print)

Impact of dietary behavior on the nutritional status of middle-aged pregnant women

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Sangita Biswas, Mohammed Khayam Faruqui, Shah Md. Imtiaj, Sadeka Sultana, Israt Sharmin Shormi, Probal Kumar Mondal, Mohammad Shamsul Huda, Afsana Anwar, Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Md Ebrahim Khalil & Sabina Yesmin

Abstract

The maternal diet is a vital factor to ensure the health and nutrition of the mother during pregnancy and for the upcoming child. During pregnancy, women’s nutritional needs increase to fulfill the extra demand of their bodies. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the relationship between dietary behavior and the nutritional status of middle-aged pregnant women in Bangladesh. A technical cross-sectional study was conducted on middle-aged pregnant women at a tertiary hospital in Dhaka. By following a simple random sampling method, 114 pregnant women aged 30 years or above were selected for the study. Data collection was done in January-February of 2022 by conducting a face-to-face interview. The findings reveal that most (35.49%) of the pregnant women were aged between 35 to 38 years. Among all, more than three-fourths (77.07%) of the respondents had food security. A total of 16.38% of respondents used to consume from 7 or more food groups whereas more than two-thirds (64.68%) of the respondents had an acceptable food consumption score. The nutritional status of the respondents was significantly associated with their dietary behavior in terms of the three indicators. Pregnant women at risk of food insecurity should be identified as soon as possible (preferably before conception) and first get food assistance in the form of food baskets or food stamps through social security programs. Therefore, it can be recommended that women’s empowerment can improve women’s mental health, food insecurity, and improved nutrition at the family level.

Keywords: Dietary behavior, Nutritional status, Middle-aged, Pregnant women.

 

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Title:Impact of dietary behavior on the nutritional status of middle-aged pregnant women
Author:Sangita Biswas, Mohammed Khayam Faruqui, Shah Md. Imtiaj, Sadeka Sultana, Israt Sharmin Shormi, Probal Kumar Mondal, Mohammad Shamsul Huda, Afsana Anwar, Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Md Ebrahim Khalil & Sabina Yesmin
Journal Name:International Journal of Science and Business
Website:ijsab.com
ISSN:ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
DOI:https://10.5281/zenodo.7030659
Media:Online
Volume:16
Issue:1
Issue publication (Year):2022
Acceptance Date:27/08/2022
Date of Publication:29/08/2022
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Page:91-97
First Page:91
Last Page:97
Paper Type:Research paper
Current Status:Published

 

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Sangita Biswas, Mohammed Khayam Faruqui, Shah Md. Imtiaj, Sadeka Sultana, Israt Sharmin Shormi, Probal Kumar Mondal, Mohammad Shamsul Huda, Afsana Anwar, Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Md Ebrahim Khalil & Sabina Yesmin (2022). Impact of dietary behavior on the nutritional status of middle-aged pregnant women. International Journal of Science and Business, 16(1), 91-97. doi: https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.7030659

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Sangita Biswas, Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute & Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

Mohammed Khayam Faruqui, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr, b), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Shah Md. Imtiaj, Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sadeka Sultana, National College of Home Economics, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Israt Sharmin Shormi, Department of Public Health, North South University, Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh.

Probal Kumar Mondal, Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), W A N Research & Consultancy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mohammad Shamsul Huda, Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Afsana Anwar, W A N Research & Consultancy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abu Ansar Md Rizwan (Corresponding author), Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), W A N Research & Consultancy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Md Ebrahim Khalil, Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sabina Yesmin, Victoria Nursing College, Cumilla, Bangladesh.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7030659

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