Exploring the interplay of socio-economic and demographic factors on dietary diversity among women of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala: a comprehensive analysis

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Issue: Volume 18, Issue 1, 2024

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a substantial threat. India grapples with both undernutrition and overnutrition. Understanding the intricate relationship between socio-economic and demographic factors and dietary diversity is crucial for promoting public health and well-being. This comprehensive analysis delves into the impact of these factors on dietary habits. Socio-economic determinants such as income, education, and access to healthcare services, along with demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and household composition, are known to influence dietary choices significantly. Women of reproductive age are particularly at risk of inadequate nutrition, necessitating a focus on improving nutritional standards. Socio-economic and demographic factors significantly influence dietary diversity, highlighting the need for targeted interventions. Socio-economic and demographic characteristics notably influence a person’s dietary diversity. There is a known concern regarding women’s dietary patterns in their reproductive years. Still, a substantial push has not been made to tackle or enhance this matter through specific programmes or actions. This suggests a need for increased attention and measures to improve the dietary standards of women.

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Authors Affiliations
Shahnaz Basheer* (1), Aakriti Grover (2), Sulochana Shekhar (3)
(1) Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, India
(2) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi, India
(3) Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, India

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Email: shahnazbasheer.geo@gmail.com

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