Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2016)
To study the socio economic background and nutritional status of students residing at university of agricultural sciences hostel, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Author(s): Ghulam rasoul fazli, Dr. Shivaleela HB, Sara Sahibzada
Abstract: The study on “Health and Nutritional Status of Students Residing at University of Agricultural Sciences hostel, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India”. Conducted during 2010-2011 in the campus of university of agricultural science bengaluru included 200 respondents of both sexes, of which 100 subjects from boys and 100 subjects from girls. Among boys subjects’ majority of them were from farm background in the age group of 18-20 years old with joint family system and low family income, Majority of them followed three meal patterns a day and were non-vegetarian. About 5 per cent of boys were smoking and 9 per cent were consuming alcohol. With regard to girls residing in the university of agricultural sciences GKVK campus hostel, nearly 62.9 per cent of them were from nuclear families, 60.6 per cent of them were from high income group. The mean BMI of girls and boys were 20.5, 20.72 respectively. Risk assessment based on waist to Hip ratio exhibited that 3 boys (>0.95WHR) and 15 girls (>0.80WHR) were under risk. The mean body fat of boys and girls were 12.58 ± 1.84, 25.91 ± 2.35 respectively. Majority that is 13 boys and 14 girls students out of 20 each tested had normal blood sugar level. However, it was surprising to note that 6 boys and 5 girls did show above normal (>120mg/dl) range of random blood sugar level. 95 per cent of boys had healthy Hb percentage. Whereas 60 per cent of the girls showed lower level of Hb, indicating existence of anemia. The mean energy intake of boys and girls were 2299.75, 2017 respectively.