A Cross Sectional Study to Determine the Prevalence of Obesity and Its Perceived Health Problems among Adult Women who are Residing in Gautambudha Nagar, UP

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Sapan Debika, Sanjna Kumari

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Introduction:Indians are dashing over normal within the predominance of overweight individuals. A report by National Middle for Biotechnology Data (NCBI) anticipated that by 2030, 27.8 percent of all those overweight within the world would be Indians, and in terms of weight, The Indians corpulent would number for 5 percent of the world’s populace (PoshanMaah 2021).3Method:Across sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of obesity and its perceived health problems among adult women whose ages ranged from 20-25 years. In this study 250 adult women were selected byconvenientsampling technique, the study was conducted in GautamBudha Nagar, UP. The height and weight were measured using standard procedure to calculate the BMI. The BMI was calculated [person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2)]. Population were classified according to WHO BMI Index for adults over 20 years old in the following categories: Below 18.5 underweight, 18.5-24.9 Normal weight, 25.0-29.9 Pre obesity and 30.0-34.9 Obesity-I.Objectives:The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of obesity among adult women and their perceived health problems related to obesity. Results: Theresults of the study revealed that 60% of the participants were Obese, 20% populations were pre-obesity, 12 % were having normal BMI, and 8% of populations were underweight.Conclusion:The current study discovered a high prevalence of overweight among adult women in GautamBudha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, yet they reported few health concerns associated to fat.The majorities of the samples had completed higher secondary education, were between the ages of 20 and 25, and were interested in physical activities such as walking, running, yoga and aerobics.

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