AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF ADDICTION AND PSYCHOSOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND RISK OF OBESITY IN URBAN POPULATION

Khalid U Khayyam, Sazina Muzammil, Mohd Yunus, Zulfia Khan
2008 Zenodo  
Objective: To study addiction and psychosocial behaviour in relation to obesity in urban population. Method: A prospective study in an urban health training center of Department of Community Medicine, Jawaherlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Utter Pradesh, INDIA through predesign and pretested questionnaire base. Results: Individuals addicted to alcohol (2%) and pan (10.7%) were found to be more obese as compared to individuals addicted to tobacco (1.3%), pan masala
more » ... (1.3%), pan masala (2.4%) and cigarettes (2.6%).The prevalence of obesity was more in individuals having abnormal psychosocial behaviour like withdrawn (3%), self conscious (51.1%), loneliness (5%), anxiety (14%) and depression (12%). Conclusion: The addiction of alcohol, pan and abnormal psychosocial behaviour play a role in development of obesity.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3526969 fatcat:6ixu4fweird5tevhzrobgr7hbq