Thu, 14 Dec 2017

FACTORS AFFECTING OBESITY IN MODERNIZED RURAL HIMACHAL

Dharmesh Sharma1, 4*, Madhu Chauhan2, Ruchika Chauhan3, BrijeshKumar Duvey4, Yashwant Singh5, Pankaj Soni6

 

1. Department of Pharmacology, Himachal Dental College, Sunder Nagar

2. Department of Chemistry, Manav Bharti University, Solan

3. Department of Biotechnology, Manav Bharti University, Solan

4. Department of Pharmacology, Manav Bharti University, Solan

5. Department of Engineering, Manav Bharti University, Solan

6. Department of Anatomy, Himachal Dental College, Sunder Nagar


ABSTRACT

 

This community based study assessed the prevalence of obesity and associated factors among age group between 16 to 75 years. The obese and overweight subjects were from age group from 31 to 45 year which was 42.42% and 28.78% respectively and most of them were in sedentary jobs. Obese and overweight dipsomaniac smokers were from the age group46-60 year which was 90%. Prevalence of hypertension and diabetes among overweight elderly was observed in this study.

Key words: Obesity, Overweight, Dipsomaniac, Hypertension, Diabetes


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