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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-72
A Study On Awareness And Perception Among Community Regarding Vitamin-A Prophylaxis Programme

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J.K Das

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A total of 714 mothers of 986 pre-school children of a subcentre area of primary health center dankaur of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh were interviewed to assess their knowledge regarding dietary sources of vitamin-A and signs and symptoms of its deficiency. Only 160 were aware of the relationship between diet and eye problems and of them only 105 mothers could enumerate the actual vitamin-A rich diets. While 315 respondents were familiar with night blindness and xerophthalmia, only 160 actually knew that vitamin-A deficiency causes these problems and 156 had correct knowledge about the remedial measures. Regarding the perception about the existing vitamin-A prophylaxis programme 78(10.9%) mothers surveyed were aware of this.

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