Comparison of anthropometric parameters between Obese and Non-obese women of Western Rajasthan


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Title Comparison of anthropometric parameters between Obese and Non-obese women of Western Rajasthan
Creator Dhuria, Seema
Subject Anatomy
height, weight, Body mass index (BMI), chest circumference, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Waist hip ratio, Skin folds
Description Aims & objective: The present study was conducted to compare anthropometric measurements between obese and non-obese western women.Material and method: The present study (cross sectional study) was carried outatDepartment of Anatomy, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan,among 100 women age ranging from 21 to 45 years. Participants were classified into two groups obese and non-obese based on BMI (WHO). Body height, body weight, BMI, chest circumference,Waist circumference, Hip circumference, waist hip ratio and skin fold thickness (biceps, triceps, sub scapular & Suprailiacal) were measured. Arithmetic mean, standard deviation, p-value and t-value were calculated for all the parameters studied.Results: Observation shows of this study that all anthropometric parameters of obese women were highly significantas compared to non-obese women, except body height.
Publisher Scholar Science Journals
Date 2014-09-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Biomedical Research; Vol 5, No 9 (2014): Sep; 547-549
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2014 International Journal of Biomedical Research

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