ADAKAH PANTANG LARANG PEMAKANAN DI KALANGAN ORANG ASLI MEMPENGARUHI TAHAP KESIHATAN IBU DAN ANAK :. PENGALAMAN DAERAH KUALA LIPIS

Authors

  • Rahimi H. Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Lipis, Kuala Lipis, Pahang DM
  • Fatimah A. M. Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pahang, Wisma Persekutuan, Kuantan , Pahang DM
  • Rahimah I. Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pahang, Wisma Persekutuan, Kuantan , Pahang DM
  • Sarah Y. Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pahang, Wisma Persekutuan, Kuantan , Pahang DM
  • Marlia M. S. Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri Pahang, Wisma Persekutuan, Kuantan , Pahang DM

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.3/no.1/art.1295

Abstract

Food taboo and believes in 'bomoh' are parts of the unique culture of Orang Asli community in Malaysia. A cross-sectional descriptive study on the pattern of food consumption and food taboo among the Orang Asli was conducted on 25th September to 6th October 1999. Orang Asli from Pos Betau represented the periphery group and Orang Asli from Pos Sinderut Kuala Lip is represented the remote group. The respondents (255) were interviewed using a prepared questionnaires. 151 respondents were selected from the periphery group and 104 were from the remote group. The outcome of the study showed that the periphery Orang Asli have frequent meals per day (p < 0.05), eats varieties of food (p < 0.05), less adhere to food taboo during pregnancy (p < 0.05), during confinement (p < 0.05) and less restrictive on food type given to the children (p < 0.05) in comparison with the remote Orang Asli. However, food taboo does not influence the nutritional status of the mother and children of the remote Orang Asli. Believes in 'bomoh' is still very strong among the Orang Asli especially among the periphery (p < 0.05). The results of the study should be utilized as a strategy in promoting nutritional status of Orang Asli. Further study on the role and services provided by 'bomoh' should be carried out.

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Published

2003-03-01

How to Cite

Rahimi H., Fatimah A. M., Rahimah I., Sarah Y., & Marlia M. S. (2003). ADAKAH PANTANG LARANG PEMAKANAN DI KALANGAN ORANG ASLI MEMPENGARUHI TAHAP KESIHATAN IBU DAN ANAK :. PENGALAMAN DAERAH KUALA LIPIS . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 3(1), 73–77. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.3/no.1/art.1295