Epidemiological Study of Prevalence of Hypertension and Obesity in School going Children of Kamrup District of AssamJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Prabir Kumar Gupta; Anup Kumar Boro;
Page : 1015-1019
Keywords : School going age; Hypertension; Obesity; Junk food; Physical inactivity;
The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of hypertension and obesity in the school going children of kamrup district of Assam in India and to know their relationship with the various influencing factors. Five thousand school children of both the sexes in the age group of five to sixteen years formed the study material. Parameters were recorded and compared with standard chart. Significant number showed that there is strong relationship between physical activity, intake of junk food and family history (pless than0.0001). Greater portion of children in the society are found to be hypertensive and obese who require further follow up to determine risk of hypertension and obesity. Awareness among the public should to be raised for taking balance diet and to modify their life style and increase physical activity.
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