Abstract

Malnutrition among adults is a major health issue in urban and rural parts of India. Malnutrition among adults reduces the economic productivity and such individual fall under poverty trap. This study finds the high severe malnutrition among male in Kalwa, Koparkhairne, Mankhurd and Rabale. The incidence of moderate malnutrition among male is found among male in Koparkhairane, Govandi and Chembur. Among female, it is found in Koparkhairne, Mulund, Kalwa and Mankhurd. At lower age, we found high incidence of malnutrition among adults. At lower education, adults have high incidence of malnutrition. As educational level of adults increases, the incidence of malnutrition declines fast. Similarly, at lower income, incidence of malnutrition is higher among adults. As income increases, the incidence of malnutrition among adults declines fast. A lower age at marriage, we found higher incidence of malnutrition among male and female. All adults consume milk, curd, pulses, vegetables, fruits and nonvegetarian food in diet but the incidence of malnutrition is higher. Few adults read magazines, watch cinema and television in slums of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The physical, electronic and mobility related asset holding is very low among houses of malnourished adults. The logit regression model shows that adult malnutrition is positively corelated with sex, trip of women for drinking water, purification of drinking water, private electricity, bike, television, boy’s preference and beans eaten in diet. Malnutrition among adults is negatively co-related with age, income, education, cooker, red magazine and curd in diet. There are alternative policies are required to reduce malnutrition among adults in Mumbai metropolitan Region. Government must provide training for self-employment to poor people. Banks must provide credit to poor people. They can start small business and increase the standard of living in region. Health care staff must visit to slums. They must treat adults with

How to Cite
RODE, Sanjay. Education and Household Income Determines under Nutrition among Adults of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Global Journal of Medical Research, [S.l.], sep. 2016. ISSN 2249-4618. Available at: <https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/view/1251>. Date accessed: 12 june 2021.


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