Epidemiological profile of obesity in mid school children
Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 10, Issue 2
Background: Epidemiologyof obesity in early adolescent is multifactorial and involves diverse interactions between genetic, metabolic, neuroendocrine, psychological, environmental and socio-cultural factors.Objectives:To see epidemiological profile of obesity in early adolescent children.Material and Methods:This cross-sectional study was planned to assess the prevalence of overweight, obesity in school children in early and mid adolescence in different schools in a city in Maharashtra, India and was carried out during August 2015 to July 2017. Five schools in a districtof Maharashtra were selectedwith sample size of 2496. Descriptive statistics were expressed in Mean+SD, frequencies and percentages, correlation was studied using Pearson’s product moment correlation for data with normal distribution. Results:Among the students, 37.9% were of 13 years, 34.6% were of 12 years. Among the students, 57.8% were males while 42.2% were females. As per CDC classification, about 9.2% students were overweight while obesity was present in 4.4% students. A very strong agreement (κ=0.814) was found between the two classifications for overweight or obesity.No association was found between the presence of overweight or obesity and socioeconomic status, statistical significant association was found between the presence of overweight or obesity and type of diet consumed, junk food, salt intake and oil consumed.Conclusions: obesity and overweight was significantly associated with upper socioeconomic status, type of diet, junk food intake, salt consumption and oily food.
Authors and Affiliations
Vikas Narayan Solunke, Yogita Gaikwad, Shivprasad Mundada, Kiran Bhaisare, Shital Bhattad, Satyakala Garad
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How To Cite
Vikas Narayan Solunke, Yogita Gaikwad, Shivprasad Mundada, Kiran Bhaisare, Shital Bhattad, Satyakala Garad (2019). Epidemiological profile of obesity in mid school children. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 10(2), 63-68. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-615773