Author(s): Aggarwal T, Bhatia RC, Singh D, Sobti PC
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Abstract The objective was to study the prevalence of obesity among adolescents in public schools of Ludhiana, catering to the affluent segment of population. We selected 1000 students from these schools by random, purposive sampling. Their anthropometry was taken. Students also filled-up a prevalidated questionnaire regarding dietary habits and lifestyle. Overweight/Obesity was defined using age and sex specific Body mass index (BMI) cut off points. Incidence of obesity was 3.4\% and overweight was 12.7\%. A significantly greater number of boys (15\%) were overweight as compared to girls (10\%).
This article was published in Indian Pediatr
and referenced in Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy