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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 960-967
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.112


Factors Associated with Obesity among School Going Girls of Kumaun Region of Uttarakhand, India
Janki Joshi* and Ekroop Kaur
Department of Home Science, Surajmal Agarwal Private Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kichha -263148, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present research aimed to study the factors associated with obesity among school going girls of Kumaun region of Uttarakhand. The multi-stage, purposive cum random sampling techniques was used to select the study area i.e. state, district, block, villages, school and school going girls from selected school. The Uttarakhand state’s Kumaun region was selected purposively. Haldwani and Bajpur block from district Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar respectively were selected purposively. Total sample sizes comprised of 100 school going girls were selected randomly from the two schools namely Government Girls Inter College and Adarsh Kanya Inter College which were selected purposively from the above blocks. Total 15 per cent school going girls were found to be overweight followed by nine percent obese whereas 20 per cent were underweight. Chi-square tests were found to be significant at 5% level for low level of parent education, taking non vegetarian diet and eating outside food, having more than three meals per day, eating sweet and fried food, eating ice cream, chocolate and bakery product more frequently, less participation in outdoor games, and as compared to indoor games, sitting and watching TV for long hours in free time. All these factors showed a strong association with a higher BMI lead to overweight and obesity in school going girls.


Keywords: Obesity, Overweight, Underweight and Adolescent
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Janki Joshi and Ekroop Kaur. 2019. Factors Associated with Obesity among School Going Girls of Kumaun Region of Uttarakhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 960-967. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.112