A study on factors contributing to childhood obesity among school going children in a rural area of south India

Objective: To identify the factors contributing obesity among school going children with the age group of 11 – 16 years; To identify the level of factors contributing obesity among children the age group of 11-16 years; To associate the factors contributing obesity among children with their selected demographic variables Methods: In this explorative study, to identify the factors contributing obesity among school going children with the age group of 11 – 16 years Results: The contributing factor for obesity among children (11-16yrs) it reveals that among 30 children with obesity, 28 (90%) of them are contributed by genetic factor, 30 (100%) of them were contributed by behavioural factor, 19 (63%) were contributed by psychological factor, 9 (30%) were contributed by medical factor. Conclusion: The study reveals that association to identify the contributing factor for obesity among children 11-16 years among postnatal mother with demographic data. It was statistically significance with the age of the children, sex of the children, education of parents, and height of the children.

Author: 
Dr. Danasu, R. and Mrs. Saraswathi, L.
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
03
Issue No: 
10
Year: 
2016
Paper Number: 
1312
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