A study on prevalence of obesity and its determinants among women in selected areas of district Ludhiana, Punjab
Kanika, Jyotika Sharma, Sukhpreet Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur
Obesity and overweight are a complex multi -factorial disorder characterized by excessive amount of body fat. It is not just cosmetic concern but it also a medical problem that increases risk of other disease. A quantitative research approach of exploratory descriptive design was adopted for the study and purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data from 750 women of Sarabha, Ludhiana. Tool was divided into three parts as socio-demographical profile, anthropometry measurements to assess the prevalence of obesity and questionnaire related to determinants. The result of the study reveals that the prevalence of obesity was 29.46 in women in village Sarabha, Distt. Ludhiana and there were 221 women who were obese from total sample. The P value computed of the association of selected socio- demographic variables, where age, marital status, number of children, type of family, religion, dietary habits and lifestyle was non-significant. But occupation, are you on any medication and socio-economic class was significant and the significant value was (p< 0.05). The non-significant value was (p> 0.05). The average, mean, age & SD were 2.60 ± 1.12.
Kanika, Jyotika Sharma, Sukhpreet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur. A study on prevalence of obesity and its determinants among women in selected areas of district Ludhiana, Punjab. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2022;4(1):105-113. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2022.v4.i1b.106