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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (122) Last page : (132)
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Nutritional Status of Flood Affected Population near Bank of Brahmaputra, Assam: A Case Study

Chandrama Baruah and  Daisy Sharma*

Assam downtown University, Guwahati, Assam
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Received: 10.04.2019  |  Revised: 16.05.2019   |  Accepted: 21.05.2019  



The present study was carried out in Flood affected population near bank of brahmaputra, Assam to assess their nutritional status of who are mostly engaged in agricultural fields playing an important role in the nation’s productivity. Nutritional was accessed through a correlation of information obtained through careful medical and dietary history, through physical examination. An assessment of nutritional status in a community is the most important modern tool in finding out the type, severity and extent of malnutrition. The village is under developed and the people are mostly malnourished. They do not have any proper drinking water facilities or a proper sanitation like drainages, dustbins, washrooms, etc. The factories nearby their homes and river bank, is polluting the environment leaving them no fresh air to breathe which may later result them in many health problems. The road is not properly constructed and it serves only half of the village, whereas for the half one needs to walk to manage whole of the village. The occupations of most of the people are daily wage earners, drivers, brick factory workers etc. Women generally manage the household chores, whereas some they work at the factories near by the river bank. There is one primary school where the children of the village go to attend it. Most of the houses are not built properly and the village is flood affected area. The development of the nation lies in the health and nutritional status of its population. Hence nutrition security through enhancing the nutritional knowledge of the people may prove to be a path towards building healthy nation.

Key words: Nutrition, Public health, Malnutrition, Population

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Cite this article: Baruah, C. and Sharma, D., Nutritional Status of Flood Affected Population near Bank of Brahmaputra, Assam: A Case Study, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 122-132 (2019). doi: