Poster Topical Area: Global Nutrition
Location: Hall D
Poster Board Number: 585
Objective: This study was conducted to examine the Anthropometric Status, Lifestyle and Food Habits of Female Traders in Muda Lawal, Bauchi.
Methodology: A total of 280 adult female traders were selected using systematic random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was used to illicit for information on socio demographic, food habits and lifestyle of respondents. Anthropometric measurement was taken. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 16.0). Body Mass Index was calculated using the anthropometric data.
Results: The results showed that 33% of the respondents were within the age range of 25-34 years old. All respondents were educated with varying education levels. About 70% were married. Forty one percent had family size of 5-8. Sixty six percent had additional source of income. Mean weight, height, waist and hip circumference was 59.86+0.02, 1.61+10.5, 36.84+5.39 and 41.25+4.55 respectively. About were overweight, 67.8% had normal weight. Only 16.4% had a low risk for abdominal obesity while 43.6%, 40% had moderate and high risk of abdominal obesity respectively. Sixty two percent snacked in between meals on pastries, 51% skipped meals, especial breakfast, and 46.9% consumed fruits and vegetables. Fifty six percent went to work by vehicle, 44% did cooking on getting home and more than half (54.4%) used house chore as exercise. There was significant difference between socio demographic characteristics (additional income) status and skipping meals (p=0.03) and fruits and vegetable consumption (p=0.008).
Conclusion: The study revealed a double burden of malnutrition in the area. Many skipped meals and are sedentary since they had house maids who did most house chores apart from cooking. Nutrition education on eating right and weight management should be given.
Keyword: Anthropometric status, Food habits, Lifestyle.
Funding Source: The authors did not receive any funding for the work
The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
Bauchi, Bauchi, Nigeria