TITLE

CORRELATES OF OBESITY AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN PUDUCHERRY

AUTHOR(S)
Sugumar, V. Raji; Anitha, A.
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Golden Research Thoughts;Jan2014, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To study the prevalence and epidemiological determinants of obesity among adolescent girls in Puducherry. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in urban and rural population of Puducherry in a sample of 1350 adolescent girls between the age group of 19-21 years. A self-administered questionnaire was used to seek details on their life style practices. Prescribed standard tool were used for assessing the body composition. A binary logistic regression was used to define the possible causation for prediction of obesity. The prevalence of obesity was found to be 19.9 percent. In univariate analysis, girls from urban residence, smaller family size, higher per capita income, mother's education and father occupation, non-vegetarian and breakfast skippers were prone for obesity and other factors like age group, religion, caste, birth order, father's education and mother's occupation was not statistically associated. Hence, overall socio-economic development, adequate nutrient intake and intervention programmes will certainly helps in reducing the prevalence of obesity among adolescent girls.
ACCESSION #
97746453

 

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