Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2019

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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A Comparative Study to assess the Prevalence of Obesity among Secondary School Students of selected Urban and Rural areas in Jammu



Address:   Mr. J. C Frank
Associate Professor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00029.5

ABSTRACT:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is one of the most common, yet among the most neglected, public health problems in both developed and developing countries. A comparative study was conducted to assess the prevalence of obesity among secondary school students of selected urban and rural areas in Jammu. The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence of obesity among secondary school students in urban area, to determine the prevalence of obesity among secondary school students in rural area, to compare the prevalence of obesity between the secondary school students from urban and rural area, to find the association between obesity among the secondary school students from urban area with selected demographic variables and to find the association between obesity among the secondary school students from rural area with selected demographic variables. The sample size was arbitrarily determined to be Urban 100 and Rural 100. The sample was selected by purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by using questionnaire and checklist developed by the researcher. The collected data was tabulated, graphed, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics and the findings showed that the prevalence of obesity among Secondary School Students in urban area was 23 (23%) whereas the prevalence of obesity among Secondary School Students in rural area was 7 (7%). Regarding the association between demographic variables of prevalence of obesity among Secondary School Students in rural area was significant with selected demographic variables like sex, family history of obesity whereas regarding the association between demographic variables of prevalence of obesity among Secondary School Students in urban area was significant with selected demographic variables like sex, religion, duration of watching Television, socio-economic status of the family and previous knowledge regarding obesity. The study concluded that the existing prevalence regarding obesity among secondary school students of urban and rural areas was normal.
KEYWORDS:
Obesity, Secondary school students
Cite:
J. C Frank. A Comparative Study to assess the Prevalence of Obesity among Secondary School Students of selected Urban and Rural areas in Jammu. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(2):114-116.
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