publication . Article . 2011

A study of nutritional status and high risk behavior of adolescents in Ahmedabad: A Cross Sectional Study

Mital Prajapati; D.V.Bala; Hemant Tiwari;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Healthline (issn: 2229-337X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine
Abstract
Background: Adolescence is a distinct age group (10-19 yrs) with complex needs because of physical and psychological development during puberty. Aim: To evaluate adolescents’ nutritional status and high risk behavior. Settings and design: A Cross Sectional study was conducted in West Zone of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Gujarat. Methods & Material: 401 students (10-19years) from 10 schools and colleges surveyed using pretested questionnaire about nutritional status and high risk behavior. To analyze nutritional status height, weight and BMI were taken and analyzed using WHO growth standards 2007. Statistical analysis: Qualitative data analysis done using Epi...
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free text keywords: adolescent, high risk behavior, nutritional status., Medicine, R, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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