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Natl J Med Res. 2012; 2(3): 325-329


Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents of Urban & Rural Area of Surat, Gujarat

Alok Parekh, Malay Parekh, Divyeshkumar Vadasmiya.

Abstract
Background: The present study in prevalence of overweight and obesity among urban & rural adolescents in Surat (Gujarat, India).
Methods: The data were derived from cross-sectional sampling of children, 176 in rural and 213 in urban, aged 14–16 years doing study in government schools in year of 2009. Age, gender and body mass index (BMI) were used to define overweight and obesity.
Result: The prevalence of obesity increased significantly from 12.8% in rural to 14.6% in urban (p

Key words: Adolescent, Body Mass Index (BMI), Overweight, Obesity


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