alexa Anthropometric Measurements, Skinfold Thicknesses And Blood Pressure: Differences Among Normal Weight, Overweight And Obese School Going Girls | 66435
ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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JOINT EVENT 10th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition & 2nd International Conference on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Tejashree A Joshi and Prajakta J Nande
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, India
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Obes Weight Loss Ther
DOI: 10.4172/2165-7904-C1-046
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to see the differences in normal weight, overweight and obese school going girls between the age of 10 years, 11 years and 12 years as far as blood pressure and anthropometric measurements skin fold measurements are concerned. The study subjects were normal weight, overweight and obese female children of randomly selected schools in Mumbai city. They were 10-12 years old (n=450). Anthropometric measurements including standing height, body weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, waist to hip ratio, subscapular and triceps skinfold thickness measurements as well as blood pressure parameters were taken. The results suggest that the mean values of standing height of normal weight girls of all age groups (10 years, 11 years and 12 years) were higher compared with the mean values of overweight and obese girls. Despite this, the mean values of all the other anthropometric measurements including body weight, BMI, MUAC relaxed, waist circumference, hip circumference and WHR as well as skin fold measurements and blood pressure parameters of normal weight girls were lower compared with the mean values of overweight and obese girls. The study concluded that there is a vast difference between the school going female children between 10 years, 11 years and 12 years of age as far as anthropometric measurements, SFT measurements and blood pressure parameters are concerned. From a public health perspective, present study emphasizes the importance of primary prevention of overweight from early childhood with continuation of health promotion activities throughout the course of life.
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