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ABOUT THE BOOK

In this publication, specialists in human growth and nutritional studies present a total of thirteen well-postulated research articles to acquaint the readers some extensive studies on growth and nutritional issues of several ethnic groups of Northeast India. The compilation features with an abundance of materials and wide-ranging analysis which is extremely thought-provoking, useful and will be accepted as a valuable collection to enhance the understanding and serve the interest of biological anthropologists, nutritionists, pediatricians, besides other social scientists, and policy makers and anyone with a concern about the population groups of Northeast India.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarthak Sengupta received his M.Sc (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in Anthropology from Dibrugarh and Gauhati University respectively. He worked with the Anthropological Survey of India and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong for quite some time. Professor Sengupta in all has about 270 research articles published in various reputed national and international professional journals besides several chapters in edited volumes. Moreover, he has to his own credit twenty well-knitted books on Northeast Indian tribes. He has mentored ten number of Ph.D and completed several major research projects. He is an active life and executive member of several professional anthropological bodies and member of editorial boards of The Indian Journal of Anthropology, West Bengal; Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University; Vision NE, Lakhimpur, Assam.

Dr. Sengupta is at present Professor and Head, Department of Anthropology; and Director (i/c), Centre for Northeast Studies, Dibrugarh University, Assam. His current research interest is genetical demography, globin gene distribution, population genetics, bio-social studies, diet and nutrition, indigenous health practices and disadvantaged tribal population groups of Northeast India.

Dali Dutta (b 1984) completed her BA (2006) and M.A. (2008) securing first class and received the Ph.D. degree in Anthropology (2013) from Dibrugarh University. She is currently attached with the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University. She was awarded the UGC-NET (2008). She has three years of research experience as a Project Fellow in a UGC sponsored Major Research Project. She has published around 30 numbers of research papers in different pearly reviewed national and international journals and as chapters in books. She has also presented papers at various seminars. Her areas of research interest are human growth and nutrition, demography, dermatoglyphics, and indigenous health practices. She is a Life member of the Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA), West Bengal.

CONTENTS

Prologue .................................................................................................... ....... 7

Acknowledgement ........................................................................................... 17

List of Contributors ......................................................................................... 19

List of Tables ................................................................................................... 21

List of Figures ................................................................................................. 25

1. Overweight and Obesity among the Adult Population in Northeast India ........................................................................... 27
— Premananda Bharati, Manoranjan Pal and Susmita Bharati

2. Physical Growth and Nutritional Status among the Children of Northeast India ............................................................ 37
— Dali Dutta and Sarthak Sengupta

3. Age-Related Changes in the Anthropometric and Body Composition Characteristics of the Garo Women of
Kamrup District, Assam .................................................................. 49
— Gulrukh Begum and Flora Rabha

4. Nutritional Status and Prevalence of Anemia in Two Communities of Cachar District in Assam, India ............................ 69
— A. F. Gulenur Islam Barbhuiya and Rekha Das

5. Physical Growth Assessment among Indigenous Karbi Children of Assam, India: Comparison of WHO,
CDC, and NHANES Growth References ........................................ 85
— Nitish Mondal, Harbamon Rongpi, and Kaushik Bose

6. Nutritional Status among the Adult Dibongiya Deori Women of Lakhimpur District, Assam .......................................... 109
— Juri Borah and Sarthak Sengupta

7. Determinants of Overweight and Obesity among Meitei Males of Manipur .............................................................. 129
— Maibam Samson Singh

8. Growth Pattern and Nutritional Status among the Urban Meitei Girls of Imphal Valley, Manipur ............................. 147
— R. K. Neeta Devi

9. A Study of Nutritional Status among the Biate Boys of East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya ........................................................ 163
— Johnsly Wells Dkhar and Kenneth Darnei

10. Body Mass Index in Relation to Socio-economic Factors among the Hmars of Northeast India ............................................ 173
— Temsutola Maken and L. Robert Varte

11. Growth, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: An Anthropological Study among the Ao Naga Children from Nagaland,
Northeast India ............................................................................. 195
— Temsumongla Longkumer

12. Anthropometric Profile and Nutritional Status of an Elderly Tribal Population in Northeast India ................................ 207
— S. Khamu and B.T. Langstieh

13. Association of Red Meat Consumption with Diabetes and Hyperglycaemia among the Urban Bhutia of Sikkim, India .......... 229
— Sovanjan Sarkar

Index ............................................................................................ 241


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