Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 235--236

Leanness among early adolescents in two rural schools of two districts in West Bengal


S Bisai, K Bose 
 Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
K Bose
Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal
India

This cross-sectional study was conducted in two districts of West Bengal, to report the prevalence of leanness among rural adolescent school children. Leanness was evaluated using age and sex specific cut-off points of triceps skinfold thickness of < 5th percentile of NCHS reference population as recommended by World Health Organization. A total of 2016 students, of these, 51.39 % boys and 48.61% girls aged 10-15 years were studied. Overall (age and sex combined) 18.35 % children were lean. Moreover, prevalence of leanness was significantly higher in girls (22.04 %) as compared to boys (14.86%).


How to cite this article:
Bisai S, Bose K. Leanness among early adolescents in two rural schools of two districts in West Bengal.Indian J Public Health 2009;53:235-236


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Bisai S, Bose K. Leanness among early adolescents in two rural schools of two districts in West Bengal. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 25 ];53:235-236
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