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Obesity in affluent India affects 1-in-20 children 10-15 years-old
Tuesday, August 30, 2005 5:49 am Email this article
Roughly one-in-ten 10- to 15-year-olds in a rapidly developing area in India are overweight, and one-in-twenty are obese according to a new study from Guru Nanak Dev Universityin Amritsar, India. Overweight: 9.9% of boys, 12% of girls
Overweight was found in 9.9 percent of boys and 12 percent of girls.
Obesity: 5% of boys, 6.3% of girls
Obesity was found in 5 percent of boys and 6.3 percent of girls.
Subjects: 630 children 10-15 years-old
The study involved 630 children, 323 boys and 317 girls, 10- to 15-years old, “of the affluent families of Amritsar district of Punjab, a state in rapid economic and epidemiological transition.”
Conclusion: Overweight as common in affluent areas in India as other industrialized countries
“The prevalence of overweight and obesity among the affluent children in Amritsar was as high or higher as in some industrialized countries,” the authors concluded.
Sidhu S, Marwah G, Prabhjot. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among the affluent adolescent school children of amritsar, punjab. Coll Antropol. 2005 Jun, 29(1):53-55.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Department of Human Genetics
Guru Nanak Dev University
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On Apr 13, 2007 at 5:54 pm dr.gabbin wrote:
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This article is very informative. i am surprised to know that obsity prevails to such an extent in india
On Apr 14, 2007 at 12:46 am Larry Hobbs wrote:
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Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment.
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