International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015

Survey of Eating Disorder in Relation to Waist-to-Hip Ratio and Waist-to-Height Ratio among School Going Children

Dr. Pradeep Singh Chahar

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to survey the eating disorder in relation to waist-to hip ratio and waist to height ratio among school going children of Gwalior city. A total of hundred (N = 100) male subjects from Kendriya Vidyalayas of Gwalior city studying in classes from 10th to 12th standard with age ranged from 14 to 18 years were selected for this study. All the subjects were examined for eating disorder, waist hip ratio and waist to height ratio. Results revealed that majority of subjects in eating attitude test fall under unlikely, waist hip ratio fall under the ideal-very low risk, while extremely slim category in waist to height ratio. Further, pearson product moment correlation result revealed that eating disorder was significantly correlated with waist to hip ratio (0.261, p<0.05) as well as waist to height ratio (0.242, p<0.05). Therefore, it may be concluded that waist hip ratio and waist to height ratio can be used as a predictor for eating disorder. There are many plausible reasons behind the school going children are being suffering from eating disorder. Developing good practices early in life, will benefited in future.

Keywords: Eating Disorder, Waist to Hip Ratio and Waist to Height Ratio

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,

Pages: 2095 - 2098

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