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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 45) Last page : ( 53)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00011.9

Relationship between Physical activity and Obesity among female residents in a selected community

Shilpa S1,*, Naseeba P P2, Princy P2, Gopika Manoj2, Adheena P2, Yusra K V2, Kallada Akhila B2

1Lecturer, Almas College of Nursing, Kottakkal

2Third Year BSc Nursing Students, Almas College of Nursing, Kottakkal

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shilpashine9@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.


A quantitative non experimental correlational study design was considered based on conceptual framework. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used for collecting 30 samples from female residents of selected community areas in Kottakkal. Structured questionnaire, Body mass index, Waist circumference, Skin fold assessment, Midarm circumference, Checklist, Health risk assessment scale were used to collect data. Data was analyzed and interpreted by using correlational statastics and chi square.

Result and Conclusion

The study findings reveals that 47% of females were included in the BMI category of pre obese, 40% and 10%were in category of obese class I, obese class II respectively. 53% of females were having very high waist circumference, 67% females were having high abdominal circumference, 70% females included in obese category based on midarm circumference measurement and the measurement of triceps skinfold thickness reveals that 67% females were in pre obese category. 40% were having low level of physical activity, 60% of obese female having mild health risk and 37% were having moderate health risk. There is a significant association between prevalence of obesity with selected sociodemographic variable (p value <0.05), The current study shows correlation co-efficient of 0.82 between physical activity and obesity, it means that they are strongly positively correlated.



Obesity, Physical activity, Lifestyle, Health risk.


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