A descriptive study to assess the prevalence rate of obesity among high school students in selected school of maddoke at district moga
Author(s):
Vijayasuguna.V, Parminder kaur, Pinky
Keywords:
BMI ( body mass index ) , Obesity , Information Booklet, Prevalence.
Abstract
Obesity is one of the most common metabolic and nutritional disease .Health care professionals can measure the percentage of body fat by using BMI. In the present study the researchers took some of the important causes of obesity such as genetics, overeating and lack of exercise. The effect of obesity will increase risk of cardiovascular disease. The main aim of this study is to assess the prevalence rate of obesity among the high school students and to develop the information booklet on prevention of obesity. In this present study the researcher used descriptive research design to assess the prevalence of obesity among the high school students at selected school of moddoke district Moga. Total 200 samples were selected by using simple random sampling technique. In present study the researcher used chi square test, mean, median, standard deviation to find out the result. The demographic data were collected. The height and weight was measured by calculating BMI according to the classification of WHO among the high school students. Among 200 sample 51% of high school students were in underweight, 97% were normal weight, 52 % were overweight, and no one was under class 1 and class 2 obesity. Overall there was a significant association found between the prevalence of obesity among high school students with their selected the demographic variables.
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Unique Paper ID: 157067

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6

Page(s): 6 - 8
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