Association between standard of living and underweight & overweight among likely to conceive women in rural North Karnataka-baseline result of DBW cohort

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2018-06-30

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2018.v30i02.009

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NFHS Standard of Living Index, Likely to conceive women, Underweight, Overweight, Rural North Karnataka

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  • Tika Ram Gurung Karnataka Lingayat Education Academy of Higher Education & Research, Karnataka Lingayat Education University, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Balachandra S Kodkany Karnataka Lingayat Education Research Foundation, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) Karnataka Lingayat Education University, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Shivanand Mastiholi CHC Kittur, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Vijayalaxmi Shivanand Neginhal (Gurung) District Program Coordinator, Non Communicable Disease, Government of Karnataka

Abstract

Background: In 2014, approximately 462 million adults worldwide were underweight; while 1.9 billion were either overweight or obese. Hence, a study was carried out first time using the NFHS Standard of Living Index to assess the association between socioeconomic status and underweight & overweight among likely to conceive women.Material & Methods: In Determinants of Birth Weight (DBW): a community based prospective cohort study; household characteristic information was collected from 1293 likely to conceive women. Nutritional status of women was graded based on WHO international BMI categories. Chi-square test and multinomial logistic regression were applied to assess the association between standard of living and underweight & overweight with the 95% confidence level and p values less than 0.05.Results: The prevalence of underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesity was found 35.1%, 52.4%, 9.7% and 2.7%, respectively, with mean±SD BMI 20.4 kg/m2±3.876 kg/m2. The low standard of living was significantly associated with underweight whereas high standard of living was associated with overweight among likely to conceive women in a rural North Karnataka with a p value less than 0.05.Conclusion: Among likely to conceive women, there is an inverse association between standard of living and underweight whereas positive association with overweight in a rural North Karnataka.

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Gurung TR, Kodkany BS, Mastiholi S, Neginhal (Gurung) VS. Association between standard of living and underweight & overweight among likely to conceive women in rural North Karnataka-baseline result of DBW cohort. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2018 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 6];30(2):145-50. Available from: https://iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/852

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