KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES (KAP) ON NUTRITION AMONG TRIBAL ADOLESCENT GIRLS OF KEONJHAR DISTRICT, ODISHA


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  • VIJAYETA PRIYADARSHINI Dhenkanal Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Dhenkanal,(Affiliated to Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha), Dhenkanal, Odisha – 759 001

https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.3.10

Keywords:

Adolescent Girls, Attitude, Balanced diet Knowledge, Odisha Tribal Girls

Abstract

This study was conducted in the year 2021 – 22 in the Keonjhar district of Odisha, in which 45% of the population belongs to the tribal community. To assess the nutritional knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP), 301 adolescent girls aged 16-18 were selected from the tribal-dominant blocks of Keonjhar. The study revealed that 41.2% of the respondents had average and 58.8% had poor nutritional knowledge, and the mean score was 10.8 ± 2.9.A total of 99% of the respondents had an average nutritional balanced diet practice, with a mean score of 37.7 ± 1.8 out of a maximum of 60 points. The overall nutritional practice of the tribal adolescent girls was categorised as average (mean score 9.7 ± 1.3). In the nutritional knowledge element, there was a statistically significant relationship (p < 0.05) between the respondents’ education level and Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status of the respondents’ family. In the case of nutritional attitude and practice with Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status, a statistically significant association was found between the education level of the respondents and the total family income of the respondents, respectively. The analysis revealed a significant difference in the nutritional practice score concerning family income and socio-economic status (p < 0.05).

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31-10-2023

Published

05-10-2023

How to Cite

VIJAYETA PRIYADARSHINI. (2023). KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES (KAP) ON NUTRITION AMONG TRIBAL ADOLESCENT GIRLS OF KEONJHAR DISTRICT, ODISHA. The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 51(3), 86-96. https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.3.10

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