Social and Environmental Correlates of Obesity in Medical Students of UPUMS Saifai: A Crosssectional StudySocial and Environmental Correlates of Obesity in Medical Students of UPUMS Saifai: A Cross-sectional Study
Background: Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or
excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. Medical
students are more prone to gain excess weight due to long study hours
and unhealthy food habits.
Aim and Objective: The aim of the study was to find out the prevalence
and social and environmental correlates of obesity among undergraduate
students of a medical college of a rural area in central Uttar Pradesh,
Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted in one of the
medical colleges of central Uttar Pradesh, India. Data were collected
on socio-demographic and behavioural factors, and anthropometric
assessments were carried out using standard equipment and procedures.
Results: The proportion of overweight/obesity was 15.6%. Fast food
consumption, per capita income and hypertension were found to have
statistically significant association with overweight/ obesity.
How to cite this article:
Saxena S, Srivastava K, Bajpai S, Pathak P, Bharti
PP, Jain PK. Social and Environmental Correlates
of Obesity in Medical Students of UPUMS Saifai:
A Cross-sectional Study. Int J HealthCare Edu &
Med Inform. 2021; 8(1): 8-11.
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