To Study the Risk Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity among Adolescents in Patna, Bihar

Sujit Kumar, Rashmi Singh, Anil Kumar Singh
2018 International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research [IJCMR]  
Obesity is perhaps the most prevalent form of malnutrition. As a chronic disease, prevalent in both developed and developing countries and affecting the adolescent age group due to their improper life style practices. Objective: To Study The Risk Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity among Adolescents. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among 380 adolescents in Urban area of Patna, Bihar. A predefined, pretested questionnaire was used to collect data.
more » ... ect data. Appropriate Statistical tests were used wherever applicable. Results: We observed that among 380 participants, 20.3% of adolescents were overweight or obese. In this study, we found that low intake of vegetable and fruits and lack of yoga practices were the important factors for the occurrence of overweight and obesity. The study showed that there was a significant association between less consumption of vegetable, fruits, yoga practices and the occurrence of overweight and obesity. Conclusion: The urban adolescent population is not conscious enough to seek healthcare until critically ill. Community based studies are required to highlight the problem of overweight and obesity among urban adolescents.
doi:10.21276/ijcmr.2018.5.9.6 fatcat:byop2sioknhvdmpvzm66iwm26e