The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Dietary habits of female urban slum-dwellers in Mumbai

Dietary habits of female urban slum-dwellers in Mumbai
Dietary habits of female urban slum-dwellers in Mumbai
RESEARCH QUESTION: Intakes of micronutrient-rich foods are low among women of child-bearing age living in slums. We investigated relationships between consumption of these foods and socio-demographic variables.

METHODOLOGY: A 91-item Food Frequency Questionnaire was administered to women (n=1651) aged 16-40 yrs living in a Mumbai slum. We identified associations between categorical demographic variables and consumption frequency of these foods using chi-square tests. Associations with age and body mass index were investigated using one-way ANOVAs.

RESULTS: A quarter of women ate fruit and green leafy vegetables < 3 times per week, Apart from in tea, median consumption of milk and milk products was < twice a week, 16% never consumed non-vegetarian foods. Median consumption of non-vegetarian foods was 4.5 times per week. Women employed in unskilled jobs and those whose husbands had skilled occupations ate green leafy vegetables more frequently. Participants educated to tertiary level consumed fruit and milk most frequently (p<0.05).
0970-8928
1-13
Chopra, H.
ebf7e373-03c3-49ad-9356-487600da5868
Chheda, P.
1e2c3528-8103-440f-a85a-a6b71287fd60
Kehoe, S.
57da2877-3a40-4870-a6d7-bcc61f74d932
Tasker, V.
5f7061c3-ad57-4758-a8a1-4c16c91c0f76
Brown, N.
8e202102-bb2a-4257-aef6-e07737a68a92
Shivashankaran, D.
f7348cd6-e9fb-4dc0-93ae-8374d36bafc9
Subbulakshmi, G.
1afc371f-d9ce-4342-856c-23e84079dc95
Rao, S.
4ce8bb49-9873-4afc-adf6-34860a285f51
Gandhi, M.
483afbfd-7e94-4c41-8cf5-589a3bdf94c7
Muley-Lotankar, P.
b292c738-da81-42e5-9ac0-052f6d275814
Potdar, R.D.
f1883ab3-e7e9-480c-8103-56fa64d6bc76
Margetts, B.
d415f4a1-d572-4ebc-be25-f54886cb4788
Fall, C.H.
7171a105-34f5-4131-89d7-1aa639893b18
Chopra, H.
ebf7e373-03c3-49ad-9356-487600da5868
Chheda, P.
1e2c3528-8103-440f-a85a-a6b71287fd60
Kehoe, S.
57da2877-3a40-4870-a6d7-bcc61f74d932
Tasker, V.
5f7061c3-ad57-4758-a8a1-4c16c91c0f76
Brown, N.
8e202102-bb2a-4257-aef6-e07737a68a92
Shivashankaran, D.
f7348cd6-e9fb-4dc0-93ae-8374d36bafc9
Subbulakshmi, G.
1afc371f-d9ce-4342-856c-23e84079dc95
Rao, S.
4ce8bb49-9873-4afc-adf6-34860a285f51
Gandhi, M.
483afbfd-7e94-4c41-8cf5-589a3bdf94c7
Muley-Lotankar, P.
b292c738-da81-42e5-9ac0-052f6d275814
Potdar, R.D.
f1883ab3-e7e9-480c-8103-56fa64d6bc76
Margetts, B.
d415f4a1-d572-4ebc-be25-f54886cb4788
Fall, C.H.
7171a105-34f5-4131-89d7-1aa639893b18

Chopra, H., Chheda, P., Kehoe, S., Tasker, V., Brown, N., Shivashankaran, D., Subbulakshmi, G., Rao, S., Gandhi, M., Muley-Lotankar, P., Potdar, R.D., Margetts, B. and Fall, C.H. (2012) Dietary habits of female urban slum-dwellers in Mumbai. Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 14 (2), 1-13. (PMID:23400755)

Record type: Article

Abstract

RESEARCH QUESTION: Intakes of micronutrient-rich foods are low among women of child-bearing age living in slums. We investigated relationships between consumption of these foods and socio-demographic variables.

METHODOLOGY: A 91-item Food Frequency Questionnaire was administered to women (n=1651) aged 16-40 yrs living in a Mumbai slum. We identified associations between categorical demographic variables and consumption frequency of these foods using chi-square tests. Associations with age and body mass index were investigated using one-way ANOVAs.

RESULTS: A quarter of women ate fruit and green leafy vegetables < 3 times per week, Apart from in tea, median consumption of milk and milk products was < twice a week, 16% never consumed non-vegetarian foods. Median consumption of non-vegetarian foods was 4.5 times per week. Women employed in unskilled jobs and those whose husbands had skilled occupations ate green leafy vegetables more frequently. Participants educated to tertiary level consumed fruit and milk most frequently (p<0.05).

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: June 2012
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 348603
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/348603
ISSN: 0970-8928
PURE UUID: f4769673-36ed-4998-bb29-f0b064c1a0a8

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 14 Feb 2013 15:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:49

Export record

Contributors

Author: H. Chopra
Author: P. Chheda
Author: S. Kehoe
Author: V. Tasker
Author: N. Brown
Author: D. Shivashankaran
Author: G. Subbulakshmi
Author: S. Rao
Author: M. Gandhi
Author: P. Muley-Lotankar
Author: R.D. Potdar
Author: B. Margetts
Author: C.H. Fall

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×