Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Assessment of health and nutritional status of sedentary teaching employees of SDAU, Gujarat
Author(s): Sucharita Tripathy, JJ Dhadhuk, Pragaya Dashora and Shraddha Kapadiya
Abstract: Changing food consumption pattern, reduce physical activities, work stresses and more energy intake has given birth to incidence of degenerative diseases with prevalence of over nutrition in adult. The research was carried out to assess the personal, socioeconomic variables and dietary pattern of the teaching employees of the SDAU by collecting the data for assessing the health and nutritional status. Proportional stratified random sampling techniques was used for collecting the sample from the total population and categorized in three groups according to their designation i.e. Assistant professor, Associate professor and Professor. The results regarding to personal information, most of the respondents were male, living in urban areas, between 50-60 years, belonging to general caste, following Hindu religion, married living in nuclear family with 4-6 family members and studied up to PhD. The SES of the respondents were of medium level and they were earning ₹ 5-10 lakhs annually and had annual family income ₹10-15 lakhs. According to BMI classification, most of the respondents were in the pre-obese and obese. It may be concluded that the prevalence of overweight and obesity is gradually increased among the teachers of the SDAU. Therefore, a balanced diet with active lifestyle will be useful strategy to maintain the health and optimum body weight among the teachers.
How to cite this article:
Sucharita Tripathy, JJ Dhadhuk, Pragaya Dashora and Shraddha Kapadiya. Assessment of health and nutritional status of sedentary teaching employees of SDAU, Gujarat. 2018; 7(1S): 983-988.