Prevalence of overweight and obesity among peri-pubertal children of rural school in India

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2018, Vol 6, Issue 1

Abstract

Background: Overweight and obesity in children have become a public health problem worldwide. This poses a high risk for adult obesity. The prevention of obesity onset should include preventative policies and measures against childhood obesity. Aim: To examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in prepubertal children in rural school. Material and Methods: The present study involved 300 children from government school i.e. from class 7th to class 9th (all in age group of 12- years).Anthropometric measurements like height, body weight and body mass index were taken by standard protocol and procedure. Results: Out of 300, 21 (7%) were overweight and 9 (3%) were obese. Overweight and obesity was more predominant in girls i.e., (11.76% and 9.8%) compared to boys i.e., (6.02% and 1.61%). Overweight was predominantly found in class II (18.18%) and obesity was found more in class I 23.08%).

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Raghavendra Reddy, Sandeep Patil, Lakshmidevi 3, Chethan K B

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Raghavendra Reddy, Sandeep Patil, Lakshmidevi 3, Chethan K B (2018). Prevalence of overweight and obesity among peri-pubertal children of rural school in India. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 6(1), 14-17. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-360109