Accession Number : ADA217363


Title :   Factors Affecting the Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Kroskey, Diane L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a217363.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : This paper attempted to determine the effect that gastrointestinal discomforts, socioeconomic status, dietary knowledge and beliefs about foods to omit during pregnancy had on the nutritional status of pregnant women. Hemoglobin, upper arm muscle circumference, weight for height and eating patterns measured nutritional status. Twenty women in their second trimester of pregnancy, active duty or the dependent wife of an Air Force E-4 and below, were surveyed. Questionnaires and anthropometric measures were used. Pearson Product Moment Correlations and a canonical correlation were accomplished. Data analysis indicated a significant negative correlation between eating patterns and gastrointestinal discomfort. There was a significant positive correlation between beliefs about foods to omit and eating patterns. Significant negative correlations existed between dietary knowledge and military status, monthly grocery bill, and number of people fed. (kt)


Descriptors :   *PREGNANCY , *NUTRITION , ACTIVE DUTY , HEMOGLOBIN , ANTHROPOMETRY , FOOD , WOMEN , QUESTIONNAIRES , CORRELATION , DATA PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE