Prevalance of Overweight and Obesity among School Going Children in India - A Narrative Review of Literature
Keywords:Overweight, Obesity , Child hood Obesity ,Prevalence , BMI Standards.
Back ground: Childhood obesity is a common concern to all developed and developing countries. Most of
the children who are obese continue to be obese in adulthood. With the increasing rates of non communicable
disease striking the general population one of the most common culprits who out stand as a contributing
factor is obesity.
Methods: A review of literature on prevalence of childhood obesity in India from 2015 January to 2019
December was done using different database strategies such as Google scholar and Pub med.
Results: The study findings show in summary the prevalence of obesity in different parts of country.
However studies are heterogeneous and hence pooled data was not obtained. Further almost all studies
identified were school based and age group kept varying in between 5-19 years.
Conclusions: The prevalence of overweight and obesity showed an increasing trend in India in comparison
to data collected before 2010 and after 2010.