International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

Comparative study to assess the knowledge regarding obesity among children in CBSE and State board school in Nellore


Latha A, Anu K joy, N Subhashini, Arumugam Indira

Obesity or over weight is defined as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. It is a serious of health problem and it is prevalence has been increased dramatically over the past 20 years. The present cross sectional study was conducted to find out the level of knowledge regarding obesity among children in CBSE and State board schools in Nellore. The sample size was 30 students, 15 children from CBSE and 15 from state board school selected by using Non probability convenient sampling technique. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the subjects. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics interpreted in terms of objectives. The Results explored that the level of knowledge among CBSE and state board children 4(26.6%) CBSE children and 2(13.33%) state board children having B grade (>55%) knowledge and 4(26.67%) CBSE children 1(6.67%) state board children in C grade knowledge (>50%) and 7(46.67%) CBSE and 12(80%) in state board children in D grade knowledge (<50%). The study concluded children need to be educated with the causes and effects of obesity thereby can reduce further morbidity.
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Latha A, Anu K joy, N Subhashini, Arumugam Indira. Comparative study to assess the knowledge regarding obesity among children in CBSE and State board school in Nellore. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 10-11
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