Abstract

Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of obesity among adolescents of the study area and to study the association of physical activity, dietary habits with obesity. Methods: This was a school based cross sectional study conducted among 2963 adolescents in Udupi. They were interviewed using pre-tested questionnaire, followed by body mass index measurement and classification using World Health Organization criteria. Statistical analysis was done using Mann–Whitney U-test, Kruskal–Wallis test, and Chi-square tests. Results: The prevalence of overweight was 2.4% and obesity 1.4% and they were higher among the adolescents belonging to higher socio-economic status, among those using motorized transport. Furthermore, 93.2% of the subjects consumed readymade food items apart from homemade ones, 28.8% of them had the habit of eating in between the regular meals, and 59.6% of the subjects had the habit of consuming carbonated beverages regularly. Conclusions: Current levels of obesity and lifestyle factors among the adolescents in the study area can significantly predispose them to the risk of non-communicable diseases, which needs to be considered while making policies for non-communicable diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Volume8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2015

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Pediatric Obesity
Life Style
India
Obesity
Feeding Behavior
Carbonated Beverages
Policy Making
Chi-Square Distribution
Habits
Meals
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Economics
Exercise
Food

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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