CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2011; 01(04): 16-20
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703533
Original Article

PREVALENCE OF OBESITY AMONG HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN IN DAKSHINA KANNADA AND UDUPI DISTRICTS

Keerthan Kumar M.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Prashanth K.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Kavya Elizabeth Baby
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Kavya Rashmi Rao
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Kumarkrishna B.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Krishnamurthy Hegde
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Mrinal Kumar
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Manish Shetty
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Navya N.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Kavya C. P.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Sandeep Kumar G.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
,
Rahul R.
1  Interns, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, India - 575 018
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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this project is to find out the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the high school children in selected schools of Mangalore and Manipal and also to study the association of obesity with different factors like Age, Sex, Physical activity etc.

Methods: Cross sectional Study which included 500 participants from 10 selected schools in Udupi and D.K districts. 50 students were rd included from each school on the basis of 1 in 5 choosing every 3rd student. In schools with lesser attendance all were included. Following which they were explained the details about the study. Then their height and weight were recorded using standard measurements and the data was collected using the questionnaire.

Results: The overall prevalence of obesity and overweight was found to be 2.6% and 3.0% respectively. Prevalence was found to be higher in males, those studying in private schools, staying in nuclear family, consuming fried foods-aerated drinks regularly and in those who do not exercise regularly.

Conclusions: Childhood obesity is a major public health problem globally because of changes in lifestyle.



Publication History

Publication Date:
04 May 2020 (online)

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