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 12, December 2015


Nutritional Status of Rural Obese School going Children (11 - 15 Yrs) in Guntur District

J. Hemamalini | Dr. B. Babitha | B Lalitha Kumari


Abstract: The purpose of study is to find the nutritional status of obese school going children aged 11-15 years and comparison is taken between the corporate school children and Government school children in Nambur mandal, Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. General information, Anthropometry method, and dietary intakes were assessed by using standard methods. Basic variables like height, weight, waist circumference were taken for anthropometry measurements using standard techniques.24 hour recall method was taken for dietary intake. The prevalence of over nutrition was significantly high in corporate school children than government school children. The incidence of overweight is seen in children of 64.2 % boys and 73 % girls belonging to high income level and studying in corporate school. Where in Government school children, the prevalence is very less i. e.27.2 % boys and 25.3 % girls were showing obesity.


Keywords: Nutritional status, Government and Corporate schools, Anthropometry, Dietary intake, Obesity


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 2316 - 2320


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