Health and Socio-economic Determinants of Malnutrition in the Plantation Sector of Sri Lanka: A Review

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Samanthi Bandara
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Manuj C Weerasinghe




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Published Year

August 2015


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Nutrition is one of the key areas that the estate sector did not improve in parallel to the other sectors. In order to institute further action on the nutrition status of the estate sector, there is a need to collate and evaluate existing information to understand the issues peculiar to the estate community.

The study explores some aspects related to estate community health and their nutrition status. It focuses on the research and survey findings during the period 1990 to 2013. The report presents historical and socio-cultural evolution of the estate sector, health services development, nutritional status data for the estate population, living conditions and lifestyle, dietary habits and food consumption, household income and expenditure, and information on nutrition programme assessments conducted in the estate sector.