A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND DIETARY INTAKE OF THE FISHERMEN AND OFFICE WORKERS IN G-PLOT AREA OF SOUTH 24 PARGANAS, WEST BENGAL
People residing at the coastal regions of Bengal are dependent on pisciculture for the living, which is an energy demanding task and requires physical efficacy, however very less data is available on the health and nutritional status of people residing at the coastal regions of Southern part of Bengal, hence this study was conducted in G Plot village of South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India. This study aims to find the nutritional status and dietary intake of the fishermen residing in this area and compare the findings to the office workers of the same area, thus the present study was conducted to assess the physical parameters (height, weight, BMI, body fat percentage), anthropometrical parameters (waist circumference, hip circumference, waist to hip ratio) and mean dietary intake of macronutrients (Energy, Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat) of both the groups and also discuss the underlying factors.
Keywords: Fishermen, Nutritional Status, Office workers, Diet Survey, Dietary Intake, Anthropometric Measurements, G-Plot, Pathar Pratima Block, South 24 Parganas.
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