Journal of Clinical Nursing and Practice

Zoobi Khanam

Banaras Hindu University, India

  • Short Communication   
    Energy balance of Indian rural women determined by their activity-based energy cost: Crosssectional study
    Author(s): Zoobi Khanam

    Caloric requirements above basal levels are directly dependent on the degree of activity. Activity thus becomes a very significant factor in determining the caloric adequacy of the marginal diets consumed by many individuals in technically underdeveloped countries. The present study has examined the situation of energy expenditure and energy balance in women of the reproductive age group. This study was conducted in rural areas of the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh state, India. A community-based cross-sectional design was adopted. By multi-stage sampling, 610 women of the reproductive age group (15-49 years) were interviewed with the help of a pre-designed and pre-tested schedule. Dietary intake and energy expenditure were calculated by using 24-hour dietary recall and activities performed by study subjects in the previous 24 hours were recorded. Data were analyzed with the help .. Read More»

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