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   1993| January-March  | Volume 18 | Issue 1  
    Online since July 17, 2009

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An Evaluation Of Health Status Of Food Handlers And Sanitary Status Of The Messes Of A Training Establishment In Karnataka
A S Rathore, M L Sonker
January-March 1993, 18(1):21-25
The study was carried out in a training establishment for technical officers, the total population being 21,000. There were 27 messes employing 465 food handlers of which 304 were included. The messes were inspected every month with regard to environmental sanitation and personal hygiene of the personnel working in the kitchens. Of the 27 the hygiene conditions of 20 was found good, 7 satisfactory and none of them was found unsatisfactory. 1.6% workers were suffering form skin infections, 2.6% with intestinal parasites, 1.3% respiratory disease and 13.4% had hypertension. All were protected against enteric groups of diseases and tetanus.
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Child Care Arrangements Of Working Mothers
H Singh, N Raizada, R K Soni, P J S Gill
January-March 1993, 18(1):35-39
Children arrangements for infants and preschool children and the reasons for working outside the home were studied in 300 mothers of whom 100 were teachers (Group. I) 100 clerks (groups II) and 100 tabourers (Group III). The interview method was used. The most common (80%) reason for working was financial needs, the next most frequent was utilization of specialized skills. In 58.7% of the cases, substitute childcare was provided by one of the family members, usually the grandmother. Sixty six percent of caretakers were illiterate. Most (93%) of the working mothers had also to perform certain household chores. Bottle-feeding was stated at birth by 80% of these mothers: Childcare arrangements for children of working mothers must be considered in the future.
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A Study Of Risk Factors Of Diabetes Mellitus
P Banerjee, M M Ghosh, R Biswas, S K Bhattacharya
January-March 1993, 18(1):48-50
A case control study of risk factors of Diabetes Mellitus was carried out among 75 diabetic cases attending the clinic, and an equal number of matched controls from inpatients of the surgical department of R .G Kar Medical College, Calcutta. Diabetes Mellitus was found significantly higher among those persons having family history of similar illness, belonging to the socio-economic class (Kuppuwami’s classification) and non-vegetarian dietary habit.
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Prevalence Of Goitre In A Non Endemic Area Of Gujarat
P Kumar
January-March 1993, 18(1):40-45
A cross-sectional, prevalence-based study comprising a community (22.486) and school survey (19.589) in rural Mehsana, North Gujarat (population: 20,37,367) revealed the goiter prevalence as 3.5% and 7.3% respectively. Grading of goiter by Stanbury’s classification showed 90% -93% of swelling as mid (ob). Application of Stanbury’s criteria over the findings of this study proved the area non-endemic. Prevalence was higher in the school than the age at which prevalence increased in the study area, was delayed to 10 years. Similar to endemic areas, prevalence was higher in females than males in all age groups (except pre-school) and the sex difference was most marked in 15-44 years. A marker (ratio of grade I to ob goiter grade) has also been suggested for long term, intervention-oriented monitoring of non- endemic areas.
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The Time Lag Between Literacy Making An Impact On Mortality The Time Lag Between Literacy Making An Impact On Mortality And Fertility Indicators : Preliminary Results
A K Bansal, R Bajpai, A Indrayan
January-March 1993, 18(1):14-20
It is generally believed that increase in literacy is a precursor for fertility decline and for improvement in various other aspects of health. This implies that a time lag is expected between literacy showing an impact on fertility and health levels. Data on various fertility and mortality indicators for various states of India for rural, urban and combined areas for the years 1971, 1976, 1981and 1986 was studied to investigate this time lag. Value of the square of partial correlation was calculated between literacy rate and each of the mortality and literacy indicators, and the lag giving rise to maximum value was noted. The results indicate that there is a lag of five to ten years for literacy to show an impact on mortality levels, but no lag whatsoever in literacy showing impact on fertility levels. The latter is important since it forwards the hypothesis that literacy and fertility are part of the same development process, and does not support the hypothesis that literacy is a precursor to fertility decline.
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The Effect Of Nutritional Supplementation On Anthropometric Parameters Of Antenatal Women
P Mohapatra, S C Mohapatra, D K Agrawal, K N Agrawal
January-March 1993, 18(1):28-32
One hundred forty eight antenatal women resisted from our peri-urban villages of Varanasi city were studied. Seventy were given nutrition supplementation while 78 were kept as matched control (non-supplemented). The supplementation containing 333 k cal, 11 gm protein and 5.6 mg. of iron, when distributed as “door step supervised feeding” for 120 day produced a significant rise in the anthropometrics parameter. There was a significant increase (p less than 0.001) in the birth weight, crown heel length as well as the head, chest and midarm circumferences of the newborn, proving a positive effect of nutrition supplementation on the anthropometrics parameters of the mother-child dyad.
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Consanguineous Marriage And Indian Laws
D.N. Shah
January-March 1993, 18(1):8-13
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No Sex Please, We Are Indians
J.S. Gill
January-March 1993, 18(1):3-6
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Lalit M Nath
January-March 1993, 18(1):26-27
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