Volume : VI, Issue : XII, December - 2016

Health care Industry � Not the Healthiest: Prevalence of Generalised & Abdominal Obesity among hospital Staff in a tertiary care set up in India

Dr Prafulla Manohar Madake, Dr Gharwade Chandrakant Rambhau, Dr Amol Raghunath Bhore, Dr Priya Prafulla Madake, Dr. Ashwini Ronghe

Abstract :

 Background: Obesity is an important health hazard worldwide including the developing countries. We herewith present study of prevalence of obesity which is part of our project Obesity & related diseases awareness campaign to promote Healthy Living through Lifestyle Modification Interventions program for tertiary care hospital staffers. Methods: A cross sectional study was undertaken in an urban area of Mumbai during November 2015 to January 2016. Randomly selected 386 staffers of St. George Hospital (part of Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai) of 18–65 years were studied. Anthropometric parameters such as height, weight and waist circumference of subjects were measured and the body mass index calculated. Results: According to Revised Indian Guidelines, Consensus Statement for Diagnosis of Obesity, Abdominal Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome for Asian Indians and Recommendations for Physical Activity, Medical and Surgical Management were used & we observe that in our study 66.58 % were classified as overweight or obese, amongst which 44.6 % were obese & 22 % were overweight with remaining 33.42 % were classified as Normal (31.09 %) or underweight (2.33%) . Conclusion: Alarmingly high incidence of obesity suggests urgent need for development of immediate & effective mass interventions strategies in the form of integrated Lifestyle modification & Interventions to deal with the problem in hospital staffers & general population.

Keywords :

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

Cite This Article:

Dr Prafulla Manohar Madake, Dr Gharwade Chandrakant Rambhau, Dr Amol Raghunath Bhore, Dr Priya Prafulla Madake, Dr. Ashwini Ronghe, Health care Industry � Not the Healthiest: Prevalence of Generalised & Abdominal Obesity among hospital Staff in a tertiary care set up in India, Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 12 | December 2016


Number of Downloads : 661


References :

<p><p><pre></pre></p></p>