Introduction: National Family Health Survey III (2005-06) India figures highlighted the fact that India already faces a dual burden of chronic malnutrition i.e. obesity besides under nutrition. Higher BMI and increased abdominal fat is an important determinant of development of diabetes.
Aim: To understand the epidemiology of obesity among adult women above the age of 20 years in an urban slum area.
Materials and Methods: Community based, Cross sectional study (Sample size= 500) by systematic random sampling, including measurement of anthropometry and assessing random blood sugar level.
Results: 22.6% women were found to be obese. Statistically significant association was found between obesity and age, parity, certain dietary factors like lower frequency of green leafy vegetables consumption, higher frequency of junk food etc., total duration of sleep, random blood sugar level etc. .
Conclusion: This community based study was able to understand certain factors associated with pathophysiology of obesity in slum dwelling adult women
Vora Deepika P, Shelke Pallavi S, Patil Subita P, Adsul Balkrishna B, Chaturvedi Ramesh M. A Study of Select Epidemiological Factors Associated With Obesity in Women above 20 Years of Age in an Urban Slum Area. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 1, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 74-80