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Type Journal Article - Journal of Science and Technology
Title Food and Nutrient Intake Pattern of the Household Members in two Contrasting Districts of Bangladesh: An Empirical Study
Volume 11
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 51-63
URL http://jsthstu.org/JST_PDF/JST2013(1)/10_JST_11_04 UK Majumder.pdf
This study was conducted to find out the food and nutrient intake pattern of the household members in two selected districts of Bangladesh, namely, Dinajpur and Bagerhat. Three-stage simple sampling technique was followed for selecting the 2 (two) villages from each of the selected districts. Households and households members in four selected villages were 413 (220 in Dinajpur and 193 in Bagerhat) and 1901 (984 in Dinajpur and 917 in Bagerhat) respectively was investigated. Data were collected during October – March, 2006-07. The socioeconomic conditions, food and nutrient intake pattern for the rural households of Dinajpur showed much better compared to the rural households of Bagerhat. Hence, the households of rice surplus area were socially and economically ahead and live comparatively better life than the rural HHs of rice deficit area. Intakes of protein, vitamin and minerals enriched food items mainly from fish, meat, egg, pulse, milk as well as fats & oil by the households increased with the increase of per capita monthly income and expenditures of households. While, intakes of rice increased with the lower education levels of HH head and for poor families. Food insecurity was more prevalent among female members compared to their male counterparts indicated that the females were deprived of adequate food and nutrients intake, a common situation of their rural communities.

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