Abstract

Background Nutritional status is an aspect of dietary quality that indicates general nutritional adequacy. Lack of diversified deities a severe problem in the developing country where diets are predominantly starchy staples with few animal products seasonal fruits and vegetable.

Objectives Assess the nutritional knowledge of pregnant mothers in Dhaka city. To descript identify the economic status of pregnant women in the study area. To find out the food consumption pattern of the participants.

 Methodology Cross sectional analytical design was used and the study was carried out from Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The samples were selected by convenience sampling method. The data were collected by using a close ended questionnaire from coded by six themes; finally data are analysed and presented quantitative analysis.

Results Following themes have been emerged on the basis of data analysis on SPSS version-20.According to the themes the results are made. This includes not only educational level but also awareness about nutrition which is important for the pregnant women. The mother mean age was 18.39 and their nutritional knowledge was good whose have educational high level and whose have good economic status but up to 50?of the participants, there were not good nutritional status. Many of the participants do not know well about the nutritional value.

Conclusion In Bangladesh the nutritional knowledge of the pregnant mother is going developed day by day but this spread is low. If the Government of the country and the other high rated health related organization take the steps like some rules?campaigns?conference?community program about nutrition against it then it can be a better result comparing to the other country that seems to be better.

Keywords?Nutrition?Nutritional, knowledge Pregnancy.

Abstract

 Background Nutritional status is an aspect of dietary quality that indicates general nutritional adequacy. Lack of diversified deities a severe problem in the developing country where diets are predominantly starchy staples with few animal products seasonal fruits and vegetable.

Objectives Assess the nutritional knowledge of pregnant mothers in Dhaka city. To descript identify the economic status of pregnant women in the study area. To find out the food consumption pattern of the participants.

 Methodology Cross sectional analytical design was used and the study was carried out from Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The samples were selected by convenience sampling method. The data were collected by using a close ended questionnaire from coded by six themes; finally data are analysed and presented quantitative analysis.

Results Following themes have been emerged on the basis of data analysis on SPSS version-20.According to the themes the results are made. This includes not only educational level but also awareness about nutrition which is important for the pregnant women. The mother mean age was 18.39 and their nutritional knowledge was good whose have educational high level and whose have good economic status but up to 50?of the participants, there were not good nutritional status. Many of the participants do not know well about the nutritional value.

Conclusion In Bangladesh the nutritional knowledge of the pregnant mother is going developed day by day but this spread is low. If the Government of the country and the other high rated health related organization take the steps like some rules?campaigns?conference?community program about nutrition against it then it can be a better result comparing to the other country that seems to be better.

Keywords: Nutrition,Nutritional, knowledge Pregnancy.

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