Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3 (May 2017)

Page No.: 2035-2038

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.134


Biswabara Rout 1, Snigdha Prava Mishra 2, Tapas Ranjan Behera *3.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India.  2 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha, India.

*3 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr Tapas Ranjan Behera, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India. E-Mail: tapas4behera@gmail.com


Background: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity has raised concerns regarding the importance of different techniques, which are used to assess body growth composition. There are many grave health risk of being overweight and obese. Recently childhood obesity has increased dramatically. BMI has been used for long to assess health and obesity. There are studies in India on prevalence of childhood obesity which are based on BMI. Very few studies have been conducted on school children of Odisha and none of them have taken body fat % in to consideration. Our study focuses on the prevalence of obesity in boys of adolescent age group of southern urban Odisha.

Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional study we have selected the subjects randomly from different schools of Berhampur town, Odisha. Total number of subjects were 348. Anthropometric parameters & BF % were measured. Body fat % in different range of BMI was studied.

Result: Out of 348 boys 38.5 % were having normal BMI, 54.02%  less than normal & 7.47%  have more than normal BMI. Out of total number of subjects, 176 (50.57%) have less than 20% BF, 172 (49.42%) have more than 20% BF.

Conclusion: Almost half of the study group showed BF % more than normal. The excessive BF % observed among the children in this study and may have its impact on their health and fitness.

Key words:  School Children, Obesity, Overweight, BMI, BF %.


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Cite this article: Biswabara Rout, Snigdha Prava Mishra, Tapas Ranjan Behera. STUDY OF BMI AND BODY FAT% IN ADOLESCENT BOYS. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(3):2035-2038. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.134