Nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice and its impact on health among female workers in apparel industry in Bangalore
Malnutrition is a common health problem among women throughout the world especially among the low economic groups. The present study was carried out in Creative garment industry Bangalore designed to find out the health and nutritional status of female workers. Nature of the study is descriptive, Hence descriptive research design was adopted, with help of simple random sampling technique. For the convenience of the study 50 respondents were selected as sample size. Both primary and secondary method of data collection were adopted, self-prepared Interview schedule was administered to collect the primary data. The analysis was carried out by applying simply statistical percentage calculation method. The result found that, there is a lack of knowledge on nutrition and its consumption practices. Consumption of fruits and vegetable salads was very low among them. There is lack of nutritional information sources. Milk products consumption and junk food consumption was moderate. Tea/coffee was highly consumed by almost all women. Severe body pain was felt by the workers during the work, 50 percent of the women were moderately malnutrition. There is a slightly chance of increased health risk among these women. Therefore it can be conclude that there is a great need of social work intervention for promoting health and nutritional awareness.
Nisargapriya TS. Nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice and its impact on health among female workers in apparel industry in Bangalore. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 779-783