Prevelance of Overweight and Obesity among Young Female Students in association with BMI

  • Farha Aziz Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.
  • Madiha Muzaffar Ali Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.
  • Farah Jabeen Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.

Abstract

The study is designed to obtain the occurrence of obesity among 180 young female students of university, age 19-23 years in association with body mass index (BMI) according to WHO classification. A Questionnaire was prepared to collect information, including age, height, body weight, and socioeconomic status. Among 180 girls 18.33% (33) of girls were under weight, 58.88 % (106) were normal, 16.66 % (30) were overweight and 6.11% (11) of girls were obese. Overweight was more common among female students than obesity. The dietary practices and choices of young female girls have been evaluatedĀ  by using food frequency questionnaire and found majority of students were used to skipped breakfast and frequent consumption of fast food including burgers, pizzas and coca cola due to lack of knowledge on healthy balance diet and adverse effect of obesity. Healthy living, eating healthy balanced diet and regular exercise help to maintain standard body weight and health

Author Biographies

Farha Aziz, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.

Department of Biochemistry

Madiha Muzaffar Ali, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.

Department of Biochemistry

Farah Jabeen, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi Pakistan.

Department of Biochemistry

Published
2017-12-12
How to Cite
AZIZ, Farha; ALI, Madiha Muzaffar; JABEEN, Farah. Prevelance of Overweight and Obesity among Young Female Students in association with BMI. RADS Journal of Biological Research & Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 01-04, dec. 2017. ISSN 2521-8573. Available at: <http://jbas.juw.edu.pk/index.php/JBAS/article/view/89>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2018.