Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Private and Government School Children

K. Subashini, D. Sunmathi, SD. Nalinakumari


This paper presents a detailed study on overweight and obesity. The main aim of the paper is to find out the prevalence of overweight and obesity among private and government school children. Obesity is a chronic disease, prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Childhood obesity is associated with several risk factors for later heart disease and other chronic diseases including dyslipidemia, hyperinsulinemia and hypertension. The ideal definition based on percentage body fat is impracticable for epidemiological use.  The contributing factors have been charted out and comparison of the prevalence of overweight and obesity among government and private school children has been done.

Keywords: overweight, obesity, private, government, school children.

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