Nutritional Status in Rural Adolescent Girls Residing at Hills of Garhwal in India (2009) (Original Work) (Report)
INTRODUCTION Nutrition is a major component of human health and is a determinant of the quality of life, as inadequacy of it leads to health hazards and even mortality especially during the period of increased demand. Adolescence (10-19 years)–a period of transition between childhood and adulthood is a potential group in view of rapid growth and maturation which demands extra nutrients and energy rich food (1). Inadequate diet and unfavourable environmental condition in developing nations like India may adversely affect the growth and nutrition of adolescents. Although adolescence is a period of life free from both childhood diseases and ravages of aging the mortality rate among them are high (6.7%) (2).