Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064



Downloads: 133 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙15

Informative Article | Public Health Education | India | Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden

Rahul Verma

The aim of this study is to study weight related psychological and social issues that are impacting middle income Indian adolescents. This becomes relevant as the rise of weight problems is growing at an unprecedented pace, with nearly a quarter of this population classified overweight or obese by BMI. To study the psychological and other consequential impacts, three focus group discussions of seven people each, helped form clear hypothesis on societal attitudes and stigmatization towards adolescent weight issues, which were further explored and tested via a questionnaire that was administered to 200 school going adolescents in Mumbai and Delhi. Further, in depth one on one Interviews were conducted with the managements of certain schools as well to further validate the study and triangulate findings. The findings are as follows: 1. Weight issues lead to social stigma in adolescents: its measurable and increases markedly in older adolescents. 2. Social stigma leads to inhibited behaviours and passive avoidance of the corrective behaviours required. 3. Response of schools and society to this matter is absent or insufficient and implicit and explicit bias is measurable. India has a well recognized double burden of malnutrition and weight related problems, two problems confronting Indian society simultaneously but in different socio economic categories. Our focus on malnutrition has worked wonders, we need to replicate that focus to tackle adolescent weight problems.

Keywords: Overweight, adolescents, stigma, obesity, bias, India

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1194 - 1197

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

Rahul Verma, "Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART2020498, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019, 1194 - 1197

Enter Your Registered Email Address





Similar Articles with Keyword 'Overweight'

Downloads: 109 | Weekly Hits: ⮙2 | Monthly Hits: ⮙8

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018

Pages: 1355 - 1358

Prevalence of Over-Weight and Obesity and its Association with Hypertension among Women in Urban Area of Southern Rajasthan

Dr. Keerti, Dr. Chhavi Shripat, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Dr. Pushpendra Singh

Share this Article

Downloads: 119 | Monthly Hits: ⮙4

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Pages: 1437 - 1439

Prevalence of Lifestyle Associated Risk Factors for NCDs among Young Male Population in Urban Slum at Mayapuri, New Delhi

Dr. Deepshikha Singh, Dr. Ajay Raj, Dr. J. Saminathan

Share this Article

Downloads: 133 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙15

Informative Article, Public Health Education, India, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1194 - 1197

Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden

Rahul Verma

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'adolescents'

Downloads: 101 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙9

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Kenya, Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Pages: 908 - 909

Efficacy of the Integrated Model of Adolescents Youth Friendly Services Provision in Ruaraka Sub-County, Nairobi County

Jeremiah Mainah, Amos Simpano

Share this Article

Downloads: 133 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙15

Informative Article, Public Health Education, India, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1194 - 1197

Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden

Rahul Verma

Share this Article

Downloads: 170 | Weekly Hits: ⮙6 | Monthly Hits: ⮙18

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Sierra Leone, Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018

Pages: 895 - 899

Physical Activity and Motor Fitness Skill Level of Children and Adolescents: A Motivational Factor for Health and Physical Education

Henry Joe Tucker, Samuel Joseph Bebeley, Michael Conteh

Share this Article

Downloads: 197 | Weekly Hits: ⮙7 | Monthly Hits: ⮙19

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Indonesia, Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020

Pages: 252 - 256

School Promotion to Smoking-Related Knowledge, Attitude, Self-Efficacy and Practice of Sundanese Students in Indonesia

Laili Rahayuwati, Eleanor C. Castillo

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'stigma'

Downloads: 120 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙9

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Vietnam, Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018

Pages: 1646 - 1650

Outcomes of Survey on the Public Attitudes toward Autism in Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Nguyen Trung Kien, Nguyen Thanh Liem

Share this Article

Downloads: 133 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙15

Informative Article, Public Health Education, India, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1194 - 1197

Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden

Rahul Verma

Share this Article

Downloads: 178 | Monthly Hits: ⮙13

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Bangladesh, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Pages: 391 - 409

Social Landscape of the Magnitude of Health Care Needs & Barriers in Accessing Health Care among the PLHIV Attended in NGO Clinics of Dhaka City

Nazneen Akhter, G. U. Ahsan, Hayatun Nabi, Ariful B. Choudhury, S. A. Salam, Mobashera Jahan

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'obesity'

Downloads: 109 | Weekly Hits: ⮙2 | Monthly Hits: ⮙8

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018

Pages: 1355 - 1358

Prevalence of Over-Weight and Obesity and its Association with Hypertension among Women in Urban Area of Southern Rajasthan

Dr. Keerti, Dr. Chhavi Shripat, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Dr. Pushpendra Singh

Share this Article

Downloads: 119 | Monthly Hits: ⮙4

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

Pages: 1437 - 1439

Prevalence of Lifestyle Associated Risk Factors for NCDs among Young Male Population in Urban Slum at Mayapuri, New Delhi

Dr. Deepshikha Singh, Dr. Ajay Raj, Dr. J. Saminathan

Share this Article

Downloads: 133 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙15

Informative Article, Public Health Education, India, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1194 - 1197

Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden

Rahul Verma

Share this Article

Downloads: 170 | Weekly Hits: ⮙6 | Monthly Hits: ⮙18

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Sierra Leone, Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018

Pages: 895 - 899

Physical Activity and Motor Fitness Skill Level of Children and Adolescents: A Motivational Factor for Health and Physical Education

Henry Joe Tucker, Samuel Joseph Bebeley, Michael Conteh

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'bias'

Downloads: 133 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4 | Monthly Hits: ⮙15

Informative Article, Public Health Education, India, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1194 - 1197

Weight Problems in Urban Indian Adolescents - Our Double Burden

Rahul Verma

Share this Article

Downloads: 194 | Weekly Hits: ⮙3 | Monthly Hits: ⮙14

Informative Article, Public Health Education, South Africa, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Pages: 68 - 71

A Review of Clinical Research Incorporating Artificial Intelligence Analyses

Sonya Reid, Vikram Niranjan

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'India'

Downloads: 116 | Monthly Hits: ⮙12

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Pages: 522 - 530

A Decade of the National Health Mission: Full Immunization Coverage and Vaccine Preventable Diseases in India

Sowmya Thota, Dnyaneshee Dudhal

Share this Article

Downloads: 117 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018

Pages: 1233 - 1237

Heat Burn Injuries in Indian kitchen: A Cross Sectional Study in Udupi City

Shwetanshu Saxena, Rajnarayan R Tiwari, Ramchandra Kamath, Vasudeva Guddattu

Share this Article

Downloads: 121 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙9

Research Paper, Public Health Education, India, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Pages: 1723 - 1726

Impact of Counseling and Nutritional Support to Reduce Anemia among Adult Female - An Interventional Study Conducted in Urban Slums of Mumbai

Dr. Ravikant Singh, Dr. Vaishali Venu, Sandeep Kumar, Dr. Jang Bahadur Prasad, Dr. Peehu Pardeshi, Dr. Kushal Kumar Sahu

Share this Article

Downloads: 126 | Weekly Hits: ⮙4

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Canada, Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Pages: 751 - 757

The Forsaken Daughters of a Developing World Femicide, Development and Women?s Health in India

Rishma Johal, Amit Johal

Share this Article

Downloads: 131 | Weekly Hits: ⮙2

Research Paper, Public Health Education, Vietnam, Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018

Pages: 1499 - 1505

Medical Gas Safety Management: Evidence based Risk Intervention Study of HMA Gold Award Project at Vietnamese Hospital

Dr. Mohammad Zakirul KARIM, Dr. Le Thi Thu Thao, MNguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, Nguyen Quang Dung, Nguyen Thuc Anh, Dr. Kazi Rafiqul Alam

Share this Article



Top