Happy Authors

Recently Published Articles
  • 2017, July

    original research

    Socio-Economic and Demographic Correlates of Overweight and Obesity: A Study on the Karbi Women of Assam, Northeast IndiaOpen Access

    PDF489.02 KB 489.02 KB
    Full-Text (HTML)
    Abstract [+]

    Background: Excess adiposity is a chronic condition that contributes to non-communicable
    disease (NCD) related morbidities, mortalities and causes public health problems.
    Objectives: The objectives of the present community based cross-sectional study were to assess
    the prevalence of overweight and obesity and its socio-economic and demographic concomitants
    among a group of Karbi women of Assam, Northeast India.
    Material and Methods: The study was carried out among 600 Karbi married women aged 20-49
    years in Karbi-Anglong district of Assam, Northeast India. Height and weight were recorded
    and body mass index (BMI= weight (kg)/ height2
    )} was calculated. The prevalence of
    overweight (BMI≥23.00-24.99 kg/m2
    ) and obesity (BMI≥25.00 kg/m2
    ) were assessed using
    the Asian-Pacific population reference cut-offs. Data on the socio-economic, demographic and
    lifestyle variables were collected using a pre-structured questionnaire.
    Results: The prevalence of overweight and obesity were 17.33% and 14.33%, respectively.
    Binary logistic regression (BLR) analysis showed that age at the time of interview, family size,
    ≥4 number of dependent children, alcohol consumption, tobacco use and monthly per-capita
    income were the significantly risk factors for both combined overweight-obesity and obesity
    independently (p<0.05). Step-wise multiple logistic regression showed that age at the time of
    interview (30-39 years) (p<0.01), consumption of alcohol (p<0.05) and use of tobacco (p<0.05)
    remain the significant risk factors for combined overweight-obesity; and age at the time of interview
    (30-39 years) (p<0.01), monthly per-capita income (p<0.05) and number of dependent
    children (p<0.01) for obesity.
    Conclusion: Prevalence of overweight and obesity is emerging as a public health issue among
    the indigenous Karbi women of Assam. The results suggest that increase in age, alcohol consumption,
    tobacco use, number of dependent children and family income were the major predictive
    variables that increases the prevalence of excess adiposity. Appropriate healthcare strategies
    and intervention programmes are required to reduce subsequent complications of excess
    adiposity in this population.

About the Journal

Anthropology – Open Journal (ANTPOJ) is an online open-access web portal which covers a wide area of human health and illnesses, health care systems, diseases, and bioanthropological measures.

Anthropology covers fields like social, cultural & biological. ANTPOJ  purely focuses on the medical aspects of anthropology that would cover the biological and physical strains that invariably involve, healthcare and all related issues.

Openventio aims to highlight all the detailed matters related to anthropology and to bring information from all the authors and diverse sources in a uniform way through our well-designed open access portal.

Aims and Scope

Anthropology – Open Journal aims to create awareness and discuss issues pertaining to anthropology and its co-relation with medicinal sciences, community, and interdependencies among each other.

ANTPOJ covers a wide array of subjects as given below

  • Historical illnesses
  • Economic anthropology
  • Human embryology
  • Ethnography
  • Anthropological analysis of the floods
  • Cultural and geography based diseases
  • Ethnobotany and digital infrastructures
  • Statistical aspects of anthropology
  • Primatology
  • Morphometric aspects of archaeology
  • Archaeology and mineralogy

Submissions for this journal are accepted from the very roots of anthropology to the latest research advancements in the field of medical anthropology.

The contributors of ANTPOJ includes doctors, midwives, nurses, research fellows, local community practitioners, psychiatrists, social scientists and students of various universities and general communities from different parts of the world.

The journal welcomes all types of articles such as original research, review, case-report, mini-review, editorial, short-communication, book review, opinion, commentary, letter to the editor, conference proceedings, technical report, errata, illustrations, etc.

We are open to receive comments or any corrections from subject experts to improve the quality of our journal.