Print ISSN:-2454-6704

Online ISSN:-2454-6712

CODEN : JPMHBG

Current Issue

Year 2019

Volume: 5 , Issue: 2

Article view: 430

Article download: 148

Journal of Preventive Medicine and Holistic Health


Correlates of BMI among medical graduates in Kanpur


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Author Details : Ashish Kumar, Tanu Midha, Seema Nigam, Samarjeet Kaur, Suruchi Gupta

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 51-53


Suggest article by email


Abstract

Background: Problem of malnutrition among medical students is double edged and includes both ends of the spectrum-underweight and obesity. It is increasing day by day due to adoption of western lifestyle and over consciousness towards their body image perception or looks has created a big issue of malnutrition among medical students. This can be assessed through BMI.
Study period: September 2016 to November 2016.
Method: It is institution based cross sectional study. A total of 375 students of 2nd & 3rd year of GSVM. Medical college, Kanpur were selected for study. Height &weight of students was measured for assessment of BMI and other parameters were assessed by using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire.
Result: On the basis of BMI, 33.1% of students were underweight and 24.6% of students were found overweight/obese. Among the underweight students, 65.9% were girls and 34.1% boys. Among overweight students, 48.4% girls and 51.6% boys. A significant association was observed between overweight and family history of obesity, gender, hours of sleep and diet. There was a significant association between underweight and gender.
Conclusion: Both types of malnutrition that is underweight and obesity was found in medical students and there is need for encouraging medical students for healthy food and lifestyle.

Keywords:
Medical students, BMI, Obesity and underweight

How to cite : Kumar A, Midha T, Nigam S, Kaur S, Gupta S, Correlates of BMI among medical graduates in Kanpur. J Prev Med Holist Health 2016;2(2):51-53

Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and J Prev Med Holist Health. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (creativecommons.org)