International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022

Comparison of BMI in Male and Female Medical Students of Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada

Dr. Omkara Lakshmi .T | Dr. Guntuboina Indira

Abstract: Introduction: Overweight and Obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. An increase intake of food, high in fat, and sugars with physical inactivity are considered to be the fundamental causes of obesity. BMI are used to classify Obesity and Overweight. This study is aimed to evaluate BMI among medical students and to see its association with gender. Methods: A cross sectional study was done on medical students in Department of physiology from September 2022 to October 2022. Age; sex Bodyweight, Height of 102 students of First Year Medical Students were collected using a structured questionnaire.BMI was calculated and classified according to WHO Criteria. The data obtained was analysed statistically. Result: Out of 102 students 55 were Females, 47 were males. 66.6 % students were found to be having normal BMI. Obesity was seen in 8.8 % students of which 44.4% were females and 55.5% were males. Overweight was seen in 24.5 % students of which 36% were females, 64% were males. Discussion: In this study we found that overweight and obesity was more in male medical students compared to female medical students. Healthy eating and regular physical activity was advised to the concerned individuals.

Keywords: BMI, Obesity, Medical students

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 404 - 406

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