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Study of childhood obesity among school children aged 6 to 12 years in union territory of puducherry.

Mahajan PB, Purty AJ, Singh Z, Cherian J, Natesan M, Arepally S, Senthilvel V - Indian J Community Med (2011)

Bottom Line: Anthropometric data (BMI) was analyzed using CDC growth charts.Data was analyzed using SPSS, BMI (CDC) calculator, CI calculator and OR calculator.Childhood obesity is a problem in Puducherry and requires timely intervention for its control.

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Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To study the prevalence of obesity and overweight among school children in Puducherry. To identify any variation as per age, gender, place of residence and type of school.

Setting and design: Secondary data analysis of a school-based cross sectional study in all the four regions of Puducherry.

Materials and methods: Children between 6 and 12 yrs were sampled using multistage random sampling with population proportionate to size from 30 clusters. Anthropometric data (BMI) was analyzed using CDC growth charts. Data was analyzed using SPSS, BMI (CDC) calculator, CI calculator and OR calculator.

Results: The prevalence of overweight (≥85(th) percentile) among children was 4.41% and prevalence of obesity (>95(th) percentile) was 2.12%. Mahe region had the highest prevalence of overweight (8.66%) and obesity (4.69%). Female children from private schools and urban areas were at greater risk of being overweight and obese.

Conclusions: Childhood obesity is a problem in Puducherry and requires timely intervention for its control.

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Mentions: The sample size studied in IDD study was 2940 based on revised guidelines.(1112) The study sample had sufficient power to estimate the prevalence of childhood obesity at 95% confidence interval (CI), with expected frequency of childhood obesity being 7.3% and worst acceptable result of 8.4% (expected frequency figures based on a dissertation study carried out in the department).


Study of childhood obesity among school children aged 6 to 12 years in union territory of puducherry.

Mahajan PB, Purty AJ, Singh Z, Cherian J, Natesan M, Arepally S, Senthilvel V - Indian J Community Med (2011)

Flow chart for sample covered in union territory of Puducherry
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3104708&req=5

Figure 1: Flow chart for sample covered in union territory of Puducherry
Mentions: The sample size studied in IDD study was 2940 based on revised guidelines.(1112) The study sample had sufficient power to estimate the prevalence of childhood obesity at 95% confidence interval (CI), with expected frequency of childhood obesity being 7.3% and worst acceptable result of 8.4% (expected frequency figures based on a dissertation study carried out in the department).

Bottom Line: Anthropometric data (BMI) was analyzed using CDC growth charts.Data was analyzed using SPSS, BMI (CDC) calculator, CI calculator and OR calculator.Childhood obesity is a problem in Puducherry and requires timely intervention for its control.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry, India.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To study the prevalence of obesity and overweight among school children in Puducherry. To identify any variation as per age, gender, place of residence and type of school.

Setting and design: Secondary data analysis of a school-based cross sectional study in all the four regions of Puducherry.

Materials and methods: Children between 6 and 12 yrs were sampled using multistage random sampling with population proportionate to size from 30 clusters. Anthropometric data (BMI) was analyzed using CDC growth charts. Data was analyzed using SPSS, BMI (CDC) calculator, CI calculator and OR calculator.

Results: The prevalence of overweight (≥85(th) percentile) among children was 4.41% and prevalence of obesity (>95(th) percentile) was 2.12%. Mahe region had the highest prevalence of overweight (8.66%) and obesity (4.69%). Female children from private schools and urban areas were at greater risk of being overweight and obese.

Conclusions: Childhood obesity is a problem in Puducherry and requires timely intervention for its control.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus