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Prevalence of overweight/obesity and central obesity and its associated factors among a sample of university students in India

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-13 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T19:06:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T19:06:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2547
dc.description.abstract Obesity and the lifestyle characteristic of Indian society lead young people to conditions of potential cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this study waste assess the prevalence of overweight/obesity and central obesity and its associated factors in a sample of Indian university students. In a cross-sectional survey assessed anthropometric measurements and a self-administered questionnaire among a sample of randomly selected university students. The sample included 800 university students from non-health (mainly sciences) courses Gitam University in India. The students were 541 (67.6%) males and 259 (32.4%) females in the age range of 17-20 years. 37.5% were overweight or obese, 26.8% overweight and 10.7% obese, 11.7% underweight and 16.4% central obesity. In multivariate analysis among men lack of non-organised religious activity, lower dietary risk knowledge, tobacco use, and suffering from depression were associated with overweight/obesity, and younger age, lives away from parents or guardians, healthy dietary practices and 9 or more hours sleep duration were associated with central obesity. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject WEIGHT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject NUTRITION en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject EATING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.title Prevalence of overweight/obesity and central obesity and its associated factors among a sample of university students in India en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume December en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Obesity Research & Clinical Practice en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8108 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 6814 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2013) Prevalence of overweight/obesity and central obesity and its associated factors among a sample of university students in India. <i>Obesity Research & Clinical Practice</i>. December:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en


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