2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part N
Mode of conveyance effects body mass index of school girls of Punjab in India
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Gursharan Singh Gill
Childhood obesity is becoming an equally challenging, yet under-recognized, problem in developing countries including India. The study aimed to assess mode of conveyance effects body mass index of school girls of Punjab in India. In the present study an attempt has been made to report the prevalence of obesity on the basis of body mass index among school girls of Punjab, total 6000 students were selected with stratified random sampling technique, ranging in age from 10-17 years. Height and weight were measured in all participants and the body mass index (BMI) of each individual was calculated with the bio electrical impedance machine scale of hbf-361. Body mass index classes (underweight, healthy weight, over weight & obese) on the basis of mode of conveyance (walking/bicycle & vehicle) were calculated according to the body mass index manual (IAP growth chart committee 2015). Statisticaly ‘t’ test was applied to find out the difference between by walk/bicycle and by vehicle and further to find out the difference between various categories (underweight, healthy weight, over weight & obese) of body mass index chi square test was applied. The observations revealed that the overall mean value of walking/bicycle & vehicle was 16.71, 226.76 respectively. The body mass index by walk/bicycle were underweight, healthy weight, over weight & obese were 11.4%, 86.2%, 2.1% & .3% and by vehicle were .7%, 40.3%, 29.5% and 29.4% respectively. Overweight & obesity was more prevalent among those girl students who went to school by vehicle.
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Dr. Gursharan Singh Gill. Mode of conveyance effects body mass index of school girls of Punjab in India. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):848-851.