Ropak Chandra Roy1*, Md. Sahabuddin2, Sumon Chandra Debnath3, Md. Jakir Hosaain4, Md. Azmol Hossain5, Sentu Chandra Barman6, Anamul Hasan7, Mahbub Jubayer8, Jamal Uddin8, Md. Habibur Rahman8 , Md. Sherajul Haque1, and Banosree Saha8
1Dept. of Physiotherapy, Gono Bishwabidalay, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2Dept. of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, BSMRSTU, Gopalganj, Bangladesh; 3Civil Surgeon Office, Chattogram, Bangladesh; 4Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 5Eastern care hospital Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 6New Medi Fair diagnosis centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 7MAYFAIR Wellness Clinic Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 2Dept. of Microbiology, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; and 8Gonoshasthya Samaj Vittik Medical & College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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This cross-sectional research was managed for the deduction of the nutritional conditions among adolescent boys of a perceived charitable orphanage in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. The sample size of the study was 100. This research set up the mean age of the study sample as 9.93 ± 2.392 years and modes Body Mass Index (BMI) was 14.48 ± 2.385. Among them of 60% of the participants were illiterate and 40% had a primary level of education. Of the participants, 100% were laid hold of vegetables and rice. Among them, 92%, 89%, 64%, 47%, and 4% of the participants were taken chicken, fast food, beef, bread, and mutton respectively. Among them, 96% were laid hold of sufficient food and 4% lay hold of insufficient food daily. The present study shows that 96% were taken education from Madrasha, 4% were taken general education. The current research also focused that 92% of the participants had information about own hygiene and 8% had not, and among them, 84%, 80%, 76%, and 70% of the participants were regulated personal hygiene by nail and hair trimming, hand washes practicing by soap after toileting, utilize toothbrush and paste daily and hand washes performing by soap after taking food respectively. Of them, 57%, 53%, 49%, 16%, and 2% of the participants had information about their own hygiene from doctors, friends, television, radio, and poster respectively. There was a statistically noteworthy association between age with the volume of food, information about own hygiene and BMI was (0.016, 0.022, and 0.000).
Keywords: Adolescent boys, Nutritional status, Charitable orphanage, Deficiency, and Hygiene.
Citation: Roy RC, Sahabuddin M, Debnath SC, Hosaain MJ, Hossain MA, Barman SC, Hasan A, Jubayer M, Uddin J, Rahman MH, Haque MS, and Saha B. (2019). Nutritional status of the adolescent boys of a recognized charitable orphanage in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Eur. J. Med. Health Sci., 1(3), 10-18. https://doi.org/10.34104/ejmhs.01018
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