A Study to Examine the Association of Health Related Behaviours and Body Mass Index among Young Adults at Selected Colleges in Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Authors

  • J.Sherlinblessy1, G.Santhiya1 , E.Mohan1, Shanthi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1371

Keywords:

Health related behaviour, Body mass index, Young Adults

Abstract

A observational study to examine the association of Health related behaviours and Body mass index among

young adults at selected colleges in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India’’. The objectives were to

examine the lifestyle practices and Body mass index among young adults at Kanchipuram district, Tamil

Nadu and to find out the association between lifestyle practices and BMI with demographic variables. The

convenience sampling was used to select 100 young adults. The data collection tools were validated and

reliability was established. The data were collected by self-administered questionnaire. The collected data

was Tabulated and Analyzed. Descriptive and Inferential statistical methods were used. The study shows

that of the higher frequency of 18-24 years (96%) and lower frequency of 20-24 years (4%). In Gender, Male

is lowest frequency (28%) and Female is the highest frequency (72%). There was significant association

between the knowledge and the selected demographic variables.

Author Biography

J.Sherlinblessy1, G.Santhiya1 , E.Mohan1, Shanthi2

1 IIIrd Year B.Sc Nursing Students, 2Guide and Co-investigator, Professor, Medical Surgical Nursing Department,

Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kanchipuram

district, Tamil Nadu, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

J.Sherlinblessy1, G.Santhiya1 , E.Mohan1, Shanthi2. (2020). A Study to Examine the Association of Health Related Behaviours and Body Mass Index among Young Adults at Selected Colleges in Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 76-80. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1371