International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity by Calculating BMI (Body Mass Index) among Women in an Urban Area of Bhiwadi (Rajasthan)

Sharmila [37]

Abstract: Over the past two decades there has been a dramatic rise in the prevalence of obesity throughout the world. India is facing the rapid rise in generalized and obesity among adolescents and adults. Methods: A descriptive study was used to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity by calculating BMI among women in an urban area of Bhiwadi (Rajasthan). Sample size 50 was selected by using convenient sampling technique. Results: out of 50 samples 15 (30 %) women are underweight, 10 (20 %) women’s having normal body weight, 10 (20 %) women overweight and 15 (30 %) are obese. Conclusion: Prevalence of overweight was high as compared to obesity in community area; the history of any other illness and history of any other medications was strongly associated with obesity. Obesity is the main cause of chronic illness and risk of being obese is increasing in women, so this study aims to identify the prevalence of generalized obesity among selected urban community people and identifying the influencing factors for the same.

Keywords: Prevalence, Overweight, Obesity, BMI, Women

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021,

Pages: 354 - 356

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