American Journal of Food Science and Health
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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.2, No.4, Aug. 2016, Pub. Date: Jun. 28, 2016
Socioeconomic Profile and Health Status of Rickshaw Pullers in Rural Bangladesh
Pages: 32-38 Views: 853 Downloads: 660
Authors
[01] Md. Serajul Islam, School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[02] Md. Abdul Hakim, School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[03] Md. Kamruzzaman, chool of Victimology and Restorative Justice, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh; School of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh; School of Law, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
[04] Safeuzzaman , School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[05] Md. Shamsul Haque, School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[06] Md. Kwoserul Alam, School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
Abstract
The cross-sectional study was carried out in a rural statistical subdivision (i.e. Hugra union under Tangail Sadar police station at Tangail district) in Bangladesh. The objectives of the study were to assess the socioeconomic as well as the health and nutritional condition of the concerned area abiding in rickshaw pullers. The data analysis showed that 72% respondents earned BDT 300-400 where as only 6% the BDT 500 earners on daily basis. There were found 22% respondents in underweight and 6% in high risk of overweight at their dwelling topographic sites in Tangail district. About 28% respondents were cough and cold, 18% diarrhoea and 10% asthma and gastric ulcer sufferers according to the study. An intercession is essential to turn tail their devastating health and nutritional plight.
Keywords
Health and Nutrition, Rickshaw Pullers, Underweight, Tangail District, Socioeconomic Profile, Bangladesh
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