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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 141-145

The Body Mass Index Patterns in Indian Collegiate Students

Dr. D. Vijay Kumar1, Prachi Sathe2, Abhinav Sathe2

1Professor and H.O.D, 2Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiotherapy, Rajeev Gandhi College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Corresponding Author: Dr. D. Vijay Kumar


College based BMI measurement has been predicted as a potential approach to address obesity among youth. However, little is known about its impact or effectiveness in changing obesity rates or related physical activity and dietary behaviours that influence obesity. BMI measurement in colleges may be conducted for surveillance and screening of weight status, because it is relatively easy to measure and correlates with body fat. This study included 105 students of both sexes (52 females and 53 males) selected from Rajeev Gandhi College, Bhopal, India using non-probability purposive sampling method. This case study describes current BMI-patterns and provides guidance on implementing such an approach.

Key words: Body mass index, Body fat, Obesity, physical activity, weight status.

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