Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 632-635 January-March 2017


Short Communicastion (SS-I)


Lakesh R.1 and Mockoul B.*2

1. Government Dr. W.W. Patankar Girls College, Durg, Chhattisgarh (INDIA)
2. Delhi Public School Risali, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh (INDIA)


Received on : November 24, 2016




The present study is a comparison of good food habits and poor or unhealthy food habits of premenopausal women folk of Durg district of Chhattisgarh region of India, hailing from middle socio economic status (MSES). This has revealed an important fact that apart from various factors such as physical activities, genetics, hormonal imbalances, medication and some physical ailments which become a reason for immobility, maintaining a balanced dietary regime, institutes itself as a prime factor with reference to bone density. Bone mineral density of the subjects was tested by the calcaneal bone densitometer. A schedule to enquire about food habits including quantity and type of food and their frequency for the past one month was filled by the respondents. The obtained scores on food habits questionnaire was tabulated and medianąS.D. was used to bifurcate cases into good and poor food habits. A pretested questionnaire based on scores was used to find out Socio-economic status which included educational status, type of job, resources in possession, stature, number of kids, economic status etc. This interpretation is made on the basis of bone mineral density classification in which scores indicate presence of bone disease such as osteopenia or osteoporosis.


Keywords : Bone Mineral Density (BMD), Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Bone densitometer