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To study the obesity status among Rajput population of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh in terms of Body mass index and waist hip ratio

Author(s): Seerat Sachdeva | Kallur Nava Saraswathy | Priyanka Rani Garg | Shanti Lal Malik

Journal: International Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN 1303-5134

Volume: 9;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1153;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Obesity | Rajput population | BMI | WHR

Body mass index (BMI) and Waist hip ratio (WHR) are the two most commonly used anthropometric measurements to assess obesity. We measured height and weight to calculate BMI and, waist and hip circumference to calculate WHR. In the present study we have tried to understand the prevalence and the trend of obesity among 171 individuals among Rajput population of Himachal Pradesh, India. However, this study explains that WHR is better predictor obesity as mean BMI is found to be in the normal range for all the individuals.

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