Dietary pattern and obesity among children: descriptive study


  • Viswanatha P. G. Department of Community Medicine, BMCRI, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Ramakrishna Reddy N. Department of Community Medicine, BMCRI, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Shanmugapriya D. Department of Community Medicine, BMCRI, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Tejaswi H. J. Department of Community Medicine, BMCRI, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Subathra V. Department of Community Medicine, BMCRI, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India



Obesity, Dietary pattern, Children


Background: Obesity has also been seen as the product of gluttony. It is difficult to know what control eating in different human beings, as it involves many learned responses and basic physiological drives for eating and satiety, as well as psychosocial factors.

Methods: The sample size of the study was 1718. After taking consent from the school authorities, a pre-tested semi structured questionnaire was self-administered to the students in the classroom and asked them to enter the relevant data, weight and height of the students were recorded following standard protocol and BMI was found.

Results: The prevalence of overweight and obesity is high among study subjects who eat food from fast food centre (21.8%) compared to those who do not eat from fast food centre (10.7%) which is statistically significant.

Conclusions: It has been found in this study that sweets, egg, meat, and snacks are highly significant in increasing the prevalence of overweight/obesity. 


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How to Cite

P. G., V., N., R. R., D., S., H. J., T., & V., S. (2017). Dietary pattern and obesity among children: descriptive study. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 3(6), 1399–1403.



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