Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of obesity among the nursing students.

Methods: The research approach was quantitative and the research design adopted was cross-sectional research design. The researcher used non- probability purposive sampling technique, and 80 students were selected for the study. World Health Organization body mass index scale was used to assess the prevalence of obesity.

Results: Among 80 samples taken for the study 24 (30%) students are in the stage of underweight; 43 (53.8%) students are in normal weight; and 13 (16.2%) are in the stage of pre-obesity.

Conclusion: The study findings revealed that 16.2% of the students are in pre-obese stage; hence, awareness regarding complications of obesity may prevent obesity among the nursing students.

Keywords: Obesity, Body mass index, Complications, Underweight, Students.

Author Biography

Hema Malini, SRM college of Nursing SRM unIVERSITY


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Malini, H., D. G, and A. Dhanalakshmi. “PREVALENCE OF OBESITY AMONG NURSING STUDENTS IN SRM COLLEGE OF NURSING, SRM UNIVERSITY,KATTANKULATHUR, KANCHEEPURAM DISTRICT.”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 238-40, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i2.15484.
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