Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Prevalence of obesity among school going children in Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir state: A cross-sectional study
Author(s): Dr. Mohmad Farooq Bhat, Javeed Ahmad
Abstract: Childhood obesity is an emerging global challenge in the contemporary times. The state of Jammu and Kashmir which lies in northern part of India has been also showing increasing prevalence of child obesity in the recent years. The present study, therefore, intends to find out the prevalence of obesity among school going children in the age group of 10-16 years in urban district of Srinagar of Kashmir province of Jammu and Kashmir. Methodology: The study is population based cross-sectional study conducted in the selected co-ed government and private schools of the Srinagar district. The data was collected for a period of one year from May 2016 to April 2017. A total of 30 schools were selected for the study including approximately 21 subject respondents per school. Selection of the study unit was done using multiple sampling method. Results: Prevalence of obesity in this study came out to be as 9.15%.
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