publication . Article . 2015

Desirable factors for maintaining normal bmi of urban affluent women of Delhi

Anu Gupta; Anupa Siddhu;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Indian Journal of Public Health, volume 59, page 49 (issn: 0019-557X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
The study aimed to identify desirable social, familial, reproductive, dietary, and lifestyle factors for maintaining normal body mass index (BMI) of urban affluent women (25-45 years) in Delhi, India. A total of 387 urban affluent women with at least one living child participated in this cross-sectional study conducted from March 2008 to April 2010. Women were classified into four BMI categories on the basis of World Health Organization (WHO; 2004) classification for Asians. Significant factors for maintaining normal BMI were: Younger age, less parity, nuclear family, normal weight status of parents, postpartum weight gain between 2 and 3 kg, regularity in takin...
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free text keywords: Diet, Factors, Lifestyle, Normal, Normal weight, Obese, Urban affluent women, Demography, Weight gain, medicine.symptom, medicine, Nuclear family, Overweight, Meal, Cross-sectional study, business.industry, business, Gerontology, Social support, Body mass index, Obesity, medicine.disease, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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