International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 9, Part B (2019)
A study to assess the knowledge on vitamin D among under five mothers at selected rural area
S Jose Amala Anilda and Dr. G Bhuvaneshwari
Vitamin are substances essential for the maintenance of normal metabolic functions they are required for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Vitamins are widely used as dietary supplements. Even through vitamin supplements are of no demonstrated value for healthy infants, child adolescents or adult who is consuming an adequate and varied diet. More than 254 million children suffer from vitamin deficiency worldwide in each year. World health organization estimates that 100 to 140 million children under the age of five may be living with dangerously low vitamin D. The need for the study was to assess the knowledge on vitamin D among under five mothers at rural areas.
Objectives: To assess the demographic variables of under-five mothers at selected rural area. To find out the level of knowledge on vitamin D among under five mothers at selected rural area. To associate the level of knowledge of under-five mothers with the selected demographic variables.
Methodology: Research approach is quantitative approach, Research design: univariant descriptive design, 100 samples by Non-probability convenient sampling technique.
Results: 88 mothers (88%) had inadequate knowledge, 12 mothers (12%) had moderately adequate knowledge and none of them had adequate knowledge about vitamin D residing at the rural village.
How to cite this article:
S Jose Amala Anilda and Dr. G Bhuvaneshwari. A study to assess the knowledge on vitamin D among under five mothers at selected rural area. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(9): 88-90.