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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents of Urban & Rural Area of Surat, Gujarat

Divyesh Vadasmiya, Hitesh Patel

Abstract: Background: The present study in prevalence of overweight and obesity among urban & rural adolescents in Surat. Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of overweight & obesity among urban & rural adolescents in Surat population and to study the socio-demographic factors associated with obesity Materials and methods: The data were derived from cross-sectional sampling of children, 176 in rural and 213 in urban, aged 1416 years doing study in government schools in year of 2009. Age, gender and body mass index (BMI) were used to define overweight and obesity. Results: The prevalence of obesity increased significantly from 12.8 % in rural to 14.6 % in urban (p

Keywords: Adolescent, Body Mass Index BMI, Overweight, Obesity



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