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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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A Descriptive Study to Determine the Prevalence of Childhood Obesity and its Influencing Factors among School Children at selected Urban School in Sivagangai District, Tamilnadu.
Mrs. Ambica. C
Associate Professor Cum Principal, BMCB Institute of Nursing, Bhuj-Kutch, Gujarat.
Introduction and Aims: Urban students are susceptible to a childhood obesity with lots of influencing factors. The current study measure the prevalence of childhood obesity and its influencing factors. Method: In this descriptive study 200 school going children were participated for determine the prevalence from that 50 children were selected as sample based on BMI > 25. In this study prevalence of childhood obesity and its influencing factors among St. Justin Matriculation High School children were examined by using Qutlets’s Index formula for calculating body mass index and questionnaire for data collection. Results: Based on frequency distribution above 14yrs children were more obese above 32%, 68% were females. In that 64% were belonged to nuclear family and 46% Hindu religion. Regarding prevalence 114 children were obese out of 200 and 86 children were overweight. About influencing factors, dietary pattern influencing more for child hood obesity than other factors like, Physical activity, sleep pattern and pattern of watching TV.
Ambica. C. A Descriptive Study to Determine the Prevalence of Childhood Obesity and its Influencing Factors among School Children at selected Urban School in Sivagangai District, Tamilnadu. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 4(4): Oct.- Dec., 2014; Page 481-488.
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