A study on nutritional status of school-going adolescents in Aligarh, India

Faizi, N. and Khan, Z. and Khan, I.M. and Amir, A. and Azmi, S.A. and Khalique, N. (2017) A study on nutritional status of school-going adolescents in Aligarh, India. Tropical Doctor, 47 (3). pp. 212-216. ISSN 494755

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Adolescence is a highly vulnerable period for malnutrition. This study was based on a Global School Health Survey methodology in the 13–15-year age group; employing WHO AnthroPlus to evaluate the nutritional status, find the prevalence of both extremes of malnutrition, compare with the growth curves and to find its sociodemographic correlates. A total of 1456 students were sampled and the mean BMI for age Z score was found to be −0.11. The prevalence of overweight and obese were 11.95% and 2.27%, respectively, whereas 2.75% suffered from thinness, defined as BMI for age <2 standard deviations. The prevalence of being overweight and obese was associated with a higher standard of living, a higher education of father or mother, working mothers and father’s occupation being service/business. The evident double burden of malnutrition presages a large public health burden in future, requiring interventional attention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescence; AnthroPlus; nutrition; obesity; thinness
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine > J.N. Medical College > Department of Community Medicine
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 10:36
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 05:03
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/10976

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