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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.103

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

PREVALENCE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY AMONG ADOLESCENTS OF NAVI MUMBAI: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Sunmeet Matkar*, Yogesh Nawar, Ekta Bagaria and Rohit Wakchaure

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Adolescence is one of the fundamental processes of life, where transformation in composition of the body along with behavioral and physiological take place making the adolescents one of the most vulnerable group of population in the community and it is extremely important to take care of their nutritional as well as health status. Materials and methods: The present study was carried out to find the prevalence of obesity in adolescents of Navi Mumbai, so that; their health and well-being can be improved. A total of 315 adolescents both male and female within the age range of 15-19 were selected after proper sample size calculation. For data collection a pre-tested self-report questionnaire was used in order to find out the level of obesity and factors leading to overweight and obesity. Results: Our study reveal that 74% of the adolescents living in Navi Mumbai had a normal body mass index (BMI)-for-age, 17.4% are overweight while 8.5% are obese. Conclusion: Our study concludes that the level of overweight and obesity increase with an increase in age and grade.

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