ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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World Archaeological Congres 9
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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'Kaur M, Kaur R, 2018: BODY COMPOSITION, BLOOD PRESSURE TRENDS AND DIETARY INTAKE OF ADULT MALES AND FEMALES OF BHIL TRIBE, UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN (INDIA). Anthropologie (Brno) 56, 1: 11-20'.
 
Abstract
Background and Objectives: The present cross-sectional study is an attempt to evaluate body composition, blood pressure trends and dietary intake of adult males and females of Bhil tribe of district Udaipur (Rajasthan) India to assess their overall health status. Methods and Study Design: The present cross sectional study enrolled 171 subjects (males 89, females 82), ranging in age from 21 to 55 years selected by purposive sampling method. Body composition, blood pressure and dietary intake of were gauged following the standard methods. Results: An age related increasing trend was observed for various body composition parameters among both Bhil males and females from 21 to 55 years. Adult Bhil females showed significantly higher percentage body fat, fat mass index and lower fat free mass index than their age matched male counterparts. Overall prevalence of hypertension was found to be 14.6% in males and 12.19% in females. Dietary intake of energy, Iron, calcium, fat, and protein was significantly higher in males than their female counterparts but their dietary intake was grossly deficient than recommended dietary allowances for Indians. Conclusion: Bhil tribal adult males and females had an alarming health status indicating a poorer dietary intake and trend towards increased prevalence of hypertension.
 
Keywords
Bhil ˗ Dietary intake ˗ Fat mass index ˗ Tribe
 
DOI
https://doi.org/10.26720/anthro.17.01.25.1
 
 
 
 

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