Prevalence of obesity in Central University of Odisha students in association with personal history, dietary pattern, and physical activity.
Pranay Pramod Deotale
Obesity, BMI (Body Mass Index), Overweight, Physical Activity
As prevalence of obesity is increasing day by day and have become a major public health problem in these days. Although growth in adult body generally follows the pattern of weight gain in young age only. Therefore the study is conducted to determine the prevalence of obesity among the students of central university of Odisha. Methods:- Cross Sectional Study was conducted among 210 students of central university of Odisha. Students were informed through consent letter. Body Mass Index was calculated and classified as per WHO classification for Asians. Other relevant data like socio demographic characteristics, personal history, dietary pattern, and Physical activity were collected by using structured questionaries. Also statistical analysis was done with help of SPSS Software version 20. Results :- Study revealed that out of total 210 participated student prevalence of obesity and overweight is 44.2% and 17.1% respectively. In study female student are predominance in obesity and male student in overweight. Most of the female students were not physically active and not having proper diet pattern. Conclusion:- Due to increase in prevalence of obesity in central university of Odisha, university should make a suitable facility for performing physical activity and strict guidelines regarding adding physical activity in the curriculum to prevent the increasing prevalence of obesity among students
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Unique Paper ID: 156651

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4

Page(s): 377 - 382
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