BMI, Overweight, Obesity.
To assess the prevalence and risk factors for overweight and obesity among school going children from 6th to 10th standard in both government and private schools and to compare the prevalence of overweight and obesity between government and private schools.
It was a cross-sectional study, 1024 children between 6th to 10th standard were enrolled, BMI was obtained in all.
The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 1.46% and 0.29% in government school compared to 6.45% and 5.76% in private schools with significant p value (0.015).
Prevalence of overweight and obesity was high among children from private schools compared to those from government school.