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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 8, Part D (2018)

A study on prevalence of obesity

Dr. Krishna and Dr. Srinivas Y
Obesity has become a major health problem in worldwide including India. Obesity is a state of excess adipose tissues mass it is one of the most common medical disorders.
Aim of the study: To assess the prevalence of central and general obesity in adults.
Materials and Methods: In our study we have examined 770 subjects. Out of these 770 minimum age in 20 years and minimum age is 60 years. This study is conducted during the year June 2016 and May 2017. We have measured the height and weight according to the WHO guidelines by trained paramedical persons. BMI is calculated accordingly.
Results: Overweight, BMI is between 23 – 24.9Kg/m2 is seen in 14.5% of subjects. Obesity is seen in 2.8%. Subjects according to our study obesity are more in female than males. Prevalence of obesity is maximum in 40 – 50 years age group (48.5%) and minimum in 20 – 30 years age group (8.5%). Based on BMI out of 770 subjects 518 subjects are having normal BMI, 118 subjects were having overweight and 19 subjects are obese.
Conclusion: The prevalence of overweight and obesity is slowly increasing in india especially is in young adults because of urbanization, Dietary factors, Watching Tv, Using smartphones, so there is need to be intensive by social activists parents, teachers, NGO and private agencies and govt agencies to increase the awareness programs and implement different activities to decreases the prevalence of obesity.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Krishna, Dr. Srinivas Y. A study on prevalence of obesity. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(8):209-210.
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