International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART A
Assessment of nutritional status of overweight adult people of Udaipur city
Author(s): Paliwal N and Babel G
Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In the present study an attempt was made to investigate the assessment of nutritional status of overweight adult people of Udaipur city of Rajasthan. The study has consisted one hundred eighty adult (180) peoples (90 male and 90 female) in the age group of 30-40 year. Data on anthropometric measurements including weight, height, waist circumference and hip circumference were recorded using standard equipment and techniques. Obesity was assesses using BMI and WHR. Information related subjects to were collected using interview schedule. Food and nutrient intake was assessed using 24 hour dietary recall method. Results of the present study the average BMI of the subjects when calculated it was found that the mean value was 28.7±0.3 kg/m². These subjects were classified as per the WHO classification for Asia pacific region (2000), all of the subjects were placed in the category of obesity. Results revealed that majority of the subjects (75 per cent) were found to be in the category of high risk while minority of the respondents (25 per cent) had normal WHR (< 0.8). The mean WHR was 0.83±0.0. and the fat values exceed the normal range of fat, representing the excess fat deposition in the subjects owing to obesity. Data in case of subjects revealed that diet of subjects in comparison to the balanced diet was substantially inadequate in food groups such as green leafy vegetables and pulses and slightly inadequate in milk and its product, cereals and fruits whereas intake of fats, sugars and roots and tubers were high.
How to cite this article:
Paliwal N, Babel G. Assessment of nutritional status of overweight adult people of Udaipur city. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):01-04.