Predisposing factors associated with obesity among adolescents-A case control study

A. Nirmala, C. Kanniammal, P. Venkataraman, Judie Arulappan

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Background: The risk factors of obesity changes around the world. Adolescence is identified as a critical period for the development of obesity related metabolic derangements. This study evaluated the predisposing factors of obesity among adolescent students in kancheepuram district, South India. Methods: This case control study was conducted in Kancheepuram district between July 2017 to September 2017. A total of 1656 adolescent boys and girls between the age group of 12 to 15 years were randomly selected from 12 schools (4 public schools, 4 matriculation schools and 4 government schools). The cases were obese adolescents and the controls were non obese adolescents. Univariate and Multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted, and odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. Results: Various lifestyle factors including behavioral, dietary and family factors were identified as predisposing factors also for obesity. Conclusion: There is an urgent need to educate adolescents on the aspects of healthy food habits and desired lifestyles to prevent overweight/obesity and its associated ill effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3497-3501
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedical Research (India)
Volume29
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Factors
  • Metabolic problem
  • Obesity
  • Pre disposing
  • South India

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Predisposing factors associated with obesity among adolescents-A case control study. / Nirmala, A.; Kanniammal, C.; Venkataraman, P.; Arulappan, Judie.

In: Biomedical Research (India), Vol. 29, No. 18, 01.01.2018, p. 3497-3501.

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Nirmala, A. ; Kanniammal, C. ; Venkataraman, P. ; Arulappan, Judie. / Predisposing factors associated with obesity among adolescents-A case control study. In: Biomedical Research (India). 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 18. pp. 3497-3501.
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