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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 2060-2066

Correlation between Body Mass Index and Signs and Symptoms of Menopause in Women
Singh Jyoti*, Verma Anisha and Neeru Bala
Department of Food Nutrition and Public Health, Ethelind College of Home Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences,Prayagraj, U.P- 211007, India
*Corresponding author

This study was aimed to find out the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and sign and symptoms of the menopausal women. The different rural areas Mahewa, Dandi and Indalpur of Prayagraj, U.P. India were purposively selected for the study. 155 women subjects of age group 40- 55 years were randomly selected and personally interviewed with the help of pre-set schedule. The interview schedule consisted of General profile, Anthropometric measurement (height, weight and BMI)) and signs and symptoms of menopause. On basis of findings it is concluded that out of 155 respondents, 45.16 percent women were belonging to perimenopausal stage, 35.48 percent were belonging to postmenopausal stage and 19.35 percent women were belong to premenopausal stage. Among all selected respondents, 5.16 percent women were found to be under weight, 20.64 percent were found to be normal weight, 38.70 percent women were found to be pre-obesity and 21.93 percent women were found to be class I obesity, 13.54 percent women were found to be class II obesity. Out of 155 respondents, 23.9 percent respondents having mild symptoms, 8.38 percent having moderate, 2.2 percent having severe and 0.1 percent having very severe symptoms and 65.2 percent respondents having no symptoms. A negative correlation found between the underweight, normal weight and symptoms like heart discomfort, sexual behaviour, bladder problem, dryness of vagina and joint pain. While positive correlation was observed between pre- obesity, class I obesity, class II obesity and symptoms hot flushes, anxiety, irritability, depression, sleep problems and physical and mental problem. Result shows that as well as BMI of the women decreases, they have less chance to face symptoms like heart discomfort, sexual problem, bladder problem, dryness of vagina and joint pain while increasing BMI they have more chance to face symptoms.

Keywords: BMI, Menopause, MRS Scale, Symptoms

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Singh Jyoti, Verma Anisha and Neeru Bala. 2021. Correlation between Body Mass Index and Signs and Symptoms of Menopause in Women.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 2060-2066. doi:
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