Assessment of Nutritional Status among Tuberculosis Patients: A Survey-Based Study

Nutritional Status among Tuberculosis Patients


  • Tanveer Aslam Department of Allied Health Sciences, Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Inaba Shujaat Qureshi Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aqsa Ali Department of Nutrition, College of Allied Health Sciences, Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hina Nasir Department of Public Health, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom
  • Saman Qadeer Department of Allied Health Sciences, Rashid Latif Khan University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Farah Qaisar Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Swaira Malik Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ayat Shujaat Qureshi University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan



Tuberculosis, Nutritional Status, Dietary Habits, Body Mass Index, Public Health


Tuberculosis (TB) remains a formidable global health challenge, representing a significant contributor to illness, mortality, and disability. Despite medical advancements, TB persists as the leading cause of death attributable to treatable infectious diseases, underscoring its enduring impact on public health worldwide. Objective: To assess the nutritional status among tuberculosis patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study encompassing both male and female participants was conducted. Out of the 205 participants involved, 115 were male and 90 were female, with an average age of 45 years. Our sample pool included both newly diagnosed and retreatment tuberculosis (TB) patients, and data gathering took place across various healthcare facilities within the Sahiwal district of Punjab, Pakistan. Results: Our research also found that patients with tuberculosis (TB) symptoms lasting over three months before diagnosis, were more prone to malnutrition compared to those with symptom durations. Additionally, our study indicated that 46.8% of the individuals involved in the research were malnourished. To sum up, our study underscores the link between health and TB among individuals. This study noted multiple factors like family size, income, education level, and other socioeconomic factors that affect tuberculosis outcomes and emphasized the importance of treatment outcomes. Conclusions: Detecting TB early and ensuring patients receive diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent undernutrition from developing in TB patients


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DOI: 10.54393/df.v5i2.116
Published: 2024-06-30

How to Cite

Aslam, T., Qureshi, I. S., Ali, A., Nasir, H., Qadeer, S., Qaisar, F., Malik, S., & Qureshi, A. S. (2024). Assessment of Nutritional Status among Tuberculosis Patients: A Survey-Based Study: Nutritional Status among Tuberculosis Patients. DIET FACTOR (Journal of Nutritional and Food Sciences), 5(2), 14–18.



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