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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part F

Survey of obesity among various age group girls of Punjab


Author(s): Akwinder Kaur

Abstract: Prevalence of obesity has increased substantially in the last two or three decades worldwide. The prevalence statistics shows that obesity pandemic is penetrating even in the developing nations like India. In the present study an attempt has been made to report the prevalence of obesity on the basis of body mass index among school girls of Punjab, total 6000 students were randomly selected (750 in each age group) ranging in age from 10-17 years. Height and weight were measured in all participants and the body mass index (BMI) of each individual was calculated. Body mass index classes were calculated according to the API Growth chart 2015. The observations revealed that the overall prevalence of underweight, healthy weight, overweight and obesity was 6.45%, 64.94%, 14.8% and 13.81% respectively. Overweight and obesity was more prevalent among school girl students.

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How to cite this article:
Akwinder Kaur. Survey of obesity among various age group girls of Punjab. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(2):296-299.
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