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TRIBES AND TRIBALS

HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS OF INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS

KAUSHIK BOSE (Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India)

2008 • Pages: 124 • Size: 180 x 240 • ISBN 81-85264-48-1 •

Binding: Hard • PRICE: US $ 55/- Rs. 750/-

(Tribes and Tribals Special Volume No. 2)

THALASSEMIA AND HAEMOGLOBINOPATHIES

Indigenous people constitute a sizeable portion of the world’s total population. They are found in every continent of the globe and are characterized by their unique food habits and social customs. They inhabit in regions having different ecological settings compared to the so-called “mainstream” or non-indigenous populations. In general, many indigenous people are economically deprived and live in disadvantageous conditions. Thus, they are faced with unique biological and social problems related to health and nutrition. This Special Volume attempts to highlight some of the health and nutritional problems of tribal populations and is divided into two sections. The first section deals with health and health care while the second section highlights problems dealing with ecology, growth and nutrition. The articles in this Special Volume would be of interest to researchers in the field of anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition and all those interested in health care of indigenous populations.

CONTENTS

Preface

List of Contributors

I. HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE

Challenges Faced by the Urban Black South Africans in the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases Thandi Puoane and Lungiswa

Child Use of Dental Services and Receipt of Dental Care in New Zealand L. M. Jamieson and P. I. Koopu

Increasing Urbanisation in Tribal States of Northeast India: Implications for the Prevalence of Chronic Diseases R. Khongsdier

Utilization of Reproductive and Child Health Services in Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh K. Mallikharjuna Rao

New Magic for New Times: Muti Murder in Democratic South Africa Louise Vincent

Ethnomedicinal Plant Conservation Through Sacred Groves R. K. Bhakat and U. K. Sen

Age Trends in Blood Pressures and Obesity among the Urban Bhutias of Sikkim Sobhanjan Sarkar and Barun Mukhopadhyay

II. ECOLOGY, GROWTH AND NUTRITION

The Ecology of Health and Nutrition of “Orang Asli” (Indigenous Peoples) Women and Children in Peninsular Malaysia Geok Lin Khor and Zalilah Mohd Shariff

A Comparative Study of Physical Growth and Nutritional Status in Santal Children of Ghatsila and Bolpur Ujjwal Chakroborty, Sutanu Dutta Chowdhury, Goutam Dutta and Tusharkanti Ghosh

Body Mass Index and Chronic Energy Deficiency among Adult Tribal Populations of West Bengal: A Review Samiran Bisai and Kaushik Bose

Chronic Energy Deficiency among Tribal Communities of Orissa, India Suman Chakrabarty, Manoranjan Pal, Susmita Bharati and Premananda Bharati

Sexual Dimorphism and Age Variations in Anthropometry, Body Composition and Nutritional Status among Kora Mudi Tribals of Bankura district, West Bengal, India Samiran Bisai, Kaushik Bose, Sanjib Ganguli, Hasina Mumtaz, Ashish Mukhopadhyay and Mithu Bhadra

Zinc Nutrition and Tribal Health in India Akoto Kwame Osei and Davidson H. Hamer

Index

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