Prevalence of Overweight among School Going Children of Bellary, Karnataka, India.
Obesity is a complex condition with serious social and psychological dimensions, that affects virtually all age and socioeconomic groups and threatens to overwhelm both developed and developing countries. A cross sectional study was conducted among 5th and 6th standard students of primary school of Bellary city Corporation. The sample size was 100 and the technique adopted is simple random sampling. Permission from respective authorities of schools was also taken. Data was collected using pre designed and pretested semi structured questionnaire. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is found to be 21%. The prevalence of overweight alone is 17% and obesity is 4%. There is increased prevalence of overweight/obesity among children.
Goudappa R Patil, Divyarani DC, and Ramesh K