Determination the right quantity of the food aids among children and elderly in Bera Pahang Malaysia / Siti Nor Amiradiana Mohamad Nasurdin

Mohamad Nasurdin, Siti Nor Amiradiana (2016) Determination the right quantity of the food aids among children and elderly in Bera Pahang Malaysia / Siti Nor Amiradiana Mohamad Nasurdin. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

Flood is one of the natural disaster that usually happened in Malaysia. Flood can cause food insecurity in livelihood thereby reducing self-sufficiency. Food insecurity are the problem appear during flood. However, limited information about the right quantity of the food aid are scant. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to determine the right quantity of the food aid among children and elderly in Bera Pahang Malaysia during flood event. A cross-sectional study using household questionnaire that include with Food Consumption Score which is a subset of the Cambodia Post-Flood Relief and Recovery Survey January 2012 was conducted at Bera Pahang that participate 122 sample by using cross - sectional study. The children participants, 53.2 % (n=33) of the respondents are male while another 46.8% (n=29) are female and the elderly respondent 53.3% (n=32) are male another 46.7 % (n=28) are female. The statistical technique used is mean comparison independent t-test to explain the residents Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and nutritional status among vulnerable group of both children and elderly affected by flood. The result from the median per capita energy requirement for the children of both gender for this study are providing 1550 kcal per person per day. Whereas the median per capita energy requirement for the elderly of both gender for this study are providing 1700 kcal per person per day. The food aid provide in the food ration should consist of approximately 10% to 14% of total energy from protein 20% to 35% energy from fat and 56% to 66% of carbohydrates. Thus, the right quantities of food aid among vulnerable group are important in order to prevent from food insecurity.

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Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Mohamad Nasurdin, Siti Nor AmiradianaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > Nutrition
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor (HONS) In Nutrition and Dietetics
Item ID: 27910
Uncontrolled Keywords: children ,elderly, flood
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/27910

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