Prevalence of Diseases in the High Hills of Nilgiris and Plains in Coimbatore


  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Deemed University, Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics, Coimbatore, India


Disease prevalence and dietary practices have close link when balance between supply of energy and nutrients and demand for them to ensure growth, maintenance, does not exist. Gopalan states that the most outstanding nutritional problems in the country which, today account for significant impairment of the quality of the country's human resources are deficiency diseases of vitamin A, anaemia and endemic goitre. The present research study was undertaken with the objective of comparing the socio economic profile and dietary practices, height weight measurements and the extent of prevalence of diseases among the selected families in the hills and plains.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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