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Research Article - Biomedical Research (2018) Volume 29, Issue 18

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

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.

Author(s): Nirmala A, Kanniammal C, Venkataraman P, Judie Arulappan

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