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Anthropometric studies on school children in BTS (evaluation of underweight and over weight)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Pharmacy, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsampet, Warangal, India
  • 2Department of Pharmacy, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsampet, Warangal, India
  • 3Department of Pharmacy, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsampet, Warangal, India
  • 4Department of Pharmacy, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsampet, Warangal, India
  • 5Department of Pharmacy, Balaji Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narsampet, Warangal, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 9-13, January,2 (2019)


Malnutrition is a remnant fitness complication with school going pupil in rural Telangana. The intention of the study is to conclude the cause that correlates with skinny and hefty in school going students in BTS. This study on guardians and students aged 12-16 in BTS is a cross sectional investigational study. The attendants numbered 264 students and their guardians. Anthropometric data were gathered utilizing calibrated apparatus, socio-demographic traits and social behavior were collected in a query form. The preponderance rates of skinny and hefty amongst the children were 19.31% and 11.74%, duly. Malnutrition was more dominant in boys. key elements such as having a skinny father, mom's level of education, and physical activities out of doors on weekends for more hours were considerably correlated with malnutrition of students. By conflict, hefty father and mother, moms with high levels of education, nap time of less than 9h, and physical activities out of doors on holidays for less hours were considerably correlated with hefty children. The preponderance of skinny in school children of BTS is huge. Eventually these factors are correlated with the socio demographic traits of students and their guardians, and the habits of students.


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