A Self-Help Group (SHG) is a voluntary association of men or women in similar economic conditions. The aim of the study is to the general information of women self-help group and to assess the dietary consumption pattern using a food frequency questionnaire. The general information of the subjects includes age, educational qualification, monthly family income, religion, marital status, family type, family size and disease condition. This study is the experimental design study. For this study, 153 women were chosen from Khadi Kraft and Village industry board, Kuralagam, aged 25 to 65 years. The results showed that most (38.6 %) of the subjects fall in the middle age group. Fifty per cent of the subject income level is in between Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10,000. Subjects have their educational qualification up to secondary school level (30 %) and there are also subjects who had obtained their degree (26 %). The frequency of food consumption was examined based on the major food groups which includes the cereals, pulses and legumes, milk and milk products, meat and meat products, vegetables and fruits, fats and oils, and sugar products. Rice (98 %), milk (93.5 %), sunflower oil (77 %) and sugar (91.5 %) are included in their diet daily whereas others foods were included in weekly or monthly basis. This study helped to under the economic status and the dietary pattern of the self-help group women.
by K. Tryphaena Priyadharshini | D. Annette Beatrice"A Study on the General Information and Food Frequency of Self Help group Women of North Madras at Khadi Kraft and Village Industry Board, Kuralagam"
Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-2 | Issue-5 , August 2018,