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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG MOTHERS OF CHILDREN (0-12 YRS) IN KIRUMAMPAKKAM, VILLAGE, PUDUCHERRY.

Mrs. S. Lavanya

Keywords : Knowledge, Prevention & Childhood Obesity

Citation Information : Lavanya MS. A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AMONG MOTHERS OF CHILDREN (0-12 YRS) IN KIRUMAMPAKKAM, VILLAGE, PUDUCHERRY.. 2015; 8 (3):41-44.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-3-41

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate throughout the world. Today it is estimated that there are more than 300 million obese people world-wide. Obesity is a condition of excess today fat often associated with a large number of debilitating and life threatening disorders. The objectives of the study was to assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of childhood obesity among the mother to associate the level of knowledge with selected demographic variables. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The study was conducted among mothers of children between the age group of 0-12 years in Kirumampakkam Village, Puducherry. 30 mothers were selected based on the convenient sampling technique. The data was collected from the mother who have children between the age group of 0-12 years. The result showed that out of 30 samples 14(46.6%) mothers had inadequate knowledge, 13 (43.3%) mother had moderately adequate knowledge and 3 (10%) of mothers had well adequate knowledge. The study revealed that the majority of the mothers has inadequate and moderately adequate knowledge. So, the mothers need education regarding the prevention of childhood obesity.


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