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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Prevalence of Obesity among the Women of Reproductive Age Group in Kamrup District, Assam

V Sugirtha

Abstract: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is a major public health concern especially in developing countries. Obesity is a risk factor for numerous non-communicable diseases and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the prime of life. Obesity is more common among women while overweight more common among men. This study was carried out to assess the prevalence of obesity among women of reproductive age group in Kamrup district of Assam, India. The study was conducted among 2400 adult women adopting cross sectional descriptive survey design. The prevalence of overweight (BMI 25 29.9 kgm2) is 19 % among rural women and 21.58 % among urban women and prevalence of obesity (BMI > 30.0 kgm2) is 2.5 % among rural and 2.4 % among urban women. Statistically significant association (p

Keywords: Overweight, Obesity, Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference WC, Hip Circumference HC, Waist Hip Ratio WHR


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