2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Socio economic factors and anthropometry between Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women
Author(s): Muhamed Mariam M, A Rajkala and T Renny Jaspher Mary
The present study was done to compare socio-economic factors and anthropometric measurements between Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women in the age group of 31-40 years. In this 68 subjects were screened based on body mass index greater than 23. The subjects were selected from two areas namely Mint and Mannady in Chennai. Among them 38 were from Shia Muslim community, in this agakhanis were selected and 30 were from Sunni Muslim community, in this hanafi and shafi were selected. Interview Schedule was used to collect information on socio-economic status. Height was measured using stadiometer, weight was measured using portable weighing machine, waist and hip circumference was measured using measuring tape. Body mass index and waist-hip ratio was calculated using the above measurements. The study was carried out for 3 months. The data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis in order to draw inference. The statistical measures used include mean, standard deviation and t-test. The results of this study found that socio-economic factors such as age, religion, education level, marital status, anthropometric measurements like body mass index and waist hip ratio significantly associated with obesity among Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women.
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How to cite this article:
Muhamed Mariam M, A Rajkala and T Renny Jaspher Mary. Socio economic factors and anthropometry between Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2017; 2(2): 255-261.