Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Overweight and Obesity Among Middle Aged Population of selected Flats in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation of Kerala State in India

Amala Joseph1, Aswani SA1, Gargimol TS1, Neethumol N1, Sasikala R1, Sreeshma Sajeev1, Vidya VS1 and Asha KV2*

1Post Basic BSc Nursing Students of Govt. College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2Assistant Professor, Govt. College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram, India

*Corresponding Author: Asha KV, Assistant Professor, Govt. College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Received: September 20, 2022; Published: January 13, 2023


Background of the Study: Obesity is a major contributor for mortality of adults all over the world. Even though initially it was the problem of people in developed countries, gradually it is progressing in developing countries also.

Methods: In this study, quantitative research approach with cross sectional descriptive design was employed. The study was conducted in selected flats in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation. Population consist of middle aged adults between 35-55 years of age. Sample size was 110. Self-report technique and was utilized for collection of data. Anthropometric measurements were also taken. Structured questionnaire was the tool.

Results: The study revealed that 62,72% of the participants were overweight/obese. There is significant association between overweight/obesity and inadequate exercise, presence of family history of overweight/obesity, and presence of non-communicable disease.

Conclusion: These findings throw light on the need for educating the people regarding the need for lifestyle modification.

Keywords: Overweight; Obesity; Flat


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Citation: Asha KV., et al. “Prevalence and Associated Factors of Overweight and Obesity Among Middle Aged Population of selected Flats in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation of Kerala State in India". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.2 (2023): 31-34.


Copyright: © 2022 Asha KV., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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