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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 1, PART E

Health status of college students as assessed through BMI

Author(s): Santosh, Sangeeta C Sindhu
Abstract:
Youth is the true wealth of any nation. The youth are critical for a nation’s continued economic development and demographic evolution. With India, projected to be the youngest nation in coming decade, health of its youth becomes even more important. The present study was planned with the objective to assess health status of female students in universities of Hisar city. BMI was chosen as indicating parameter. Majority of subjects belonged to general category (56.6%); had private schooling (68.3%); belonged to nuclear families (71.1%) and had a family income of Rs.10-30,000/month (46.1%). Total respondents under study had mean height of 157.47±12.60 cm, mean body weight 48.52±7.51 kg, mean BMI 19.44 ±2.92 kg/m² and mean body fat per cent 24.61±5.46. Of the total 180 subjects; 42.2, 52.8, 3.3 and 1.7 per cent were underweight, normal, overweight and obese respectively.
Pages: 273-276  |  69 Views  43 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Santosh, Sangeeta C Sindhu. Health status of college students as assessed through BMI. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(1): 273-276.
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