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Health profile of adolescent boys of Sagar City, Madhya Pradesh, India


Volume 14, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages 218–223

 Health profile of adolescent boys of Sagar City, Madhya Pradesh, India

Harshdeep Singh Dhanjal and Dr. K. K. N. Sharma

Original language: English

Received 6 January 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The present paper is an attempt to assess the health profile of purposively selected 200 adolescent boys of Sagar city, Madhya Pradesh. The height and weight of the boys were compared with the standards given by Indian Council of Medical Research, National Centre for Health Statistics and Indian Council of Agricultural Research; body mass index (BMI) and its association with occupation of father and education of parents was assessed. The height and weight of the boys were found below Indian Council of Medical Research and National Centre for Health Statistics standards but above the Indian Council of Agricultural Research standards. Most of the underweight boys belonged to fathers having business as their occupation whereas most of the normal boys belonged to fathers who were government employees. On the basis of education of parents, it was found that fathers who studied up to higher secondary classes have most underweight boys and most normal boys belonged to graduate fathers; whereas highly underweight boys belonged to mothers who studied up to secondary classes and mothers who studied up to higher secondary classes showed the highest number of normal boys.

Author Keywords: Adolescent boys, body mass index (BMI), health profile, socio-economic status.


How to Cite this Article


Harshdeep Singh Dhanjal and Dr. K. K. N. Sharma, “Health profile of adolescent boys of Sagar City, Madhya Pradesh, India,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 218–223, April 2015.