A study of anthropometric parameters in obese females of western rajasthan

Authors:Sushma K. Kataria, Seema Dhuria, Shilpa, Sanjana Devi, Kushal R kataria
Int J Biol Med Res. 2013; 4(2): 3165- 3168  |  PDF File

Abstract

Obesity is the excessive deposition of fat. Prevalence of obesity to be higher among women. In some modern day societies, women are more likely to diet to lose weight for cosmetic than for health reasons. Aims & objective: The aim of the present study was delineate the effective parameters of obesity. Material and method: The present study (cross sectional study) was performed at Department of Anatomy, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on 46 obese females (21-45 yr age group) which are found from total 100 selected subjects on the bases of BMI. BMI, Waist circumference, Hip circumference, waist hip ratio and sub scapular & Suprailiacal skin fold thickness were measured. Results: In the present study Observation shows that Mean BMI, Waist circumferenc have highly significant relationship and Hip circumference, waist hip ratio, Subscapular and Suprailiacal (skin fold thickness) have significant relationship in obese females between 26-30 yrs and 31-35 yrs age group.