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Lifestyle Diseases among Girl Child in Urban India


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1 Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
2 Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
     

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The paper will focus on the problems due to lifestyle in the health status of girl child in urban India. To access lifestyle changes among the girl child, different lifestyle diseases and their impact on health will be emphasized. Lifestyle is an individually constructed behaviour that determines the health and well-being of an individual. Health of the girl child is determined by a wide range of factors like family background, their socialization process, social class, peer group influence and their like. Girl child in urban India is more vulnerable to lifestyle diseases owing to lack of physical activities and improper food habits resulting due to transformation in consumption pattern. As a result, they are susceptible to obesity which leads to health problems in the long run. Besides obesity, lifestyle also develops the risk of other diseases like type-2 diabetics, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc. In recent years, these diseases have developed a severe public health concern not only among adults but also for children. This study is based on an extensive literature review to identify the evolving problems and significant health risks associated with such diseases. It is observed that the role of media such as television, mobile phone, and access to a computer also play a prominent role in the lifestyle of the girl child. Therefore, this paper also delineates the effect of digital accessories that has changed the preferences and choices of the girl child in multiple ways.

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Lifestyle Diseases, Girlchild, Urban India, Consumption Pattern, Public Health.
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Puja Gupta
Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
Papia Raj
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Abstract


The paper will focus on the problems due to lifestyle in the health status of girl child in urban India. To access lifestyle changes among the girl child, different lifestyle diseases and their impact on health will be emphasized. Lifestyle is an individually constructed behaviour that determines the health and well-being of an individual. Health of the girl child is determined by a wide range of factors like family background, their socialization process, social class, peer group influence and their like. Girl child in urban India is more vulnerable to lifestyle diseases owing to lack of physical activities and improper food habits resulting due to transformation in consumption pattern. As a result, they are susceptible to obesity which leads to health problems in the long run. Besides obesity, lifestyle also develops the risk of other diseases like type-2 diabetics, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc. In recent years, these diseases have developed a severe public health concern not only among adults but also for children. This study is based on an extensive literature review to identify the evolving problems and significant health risks associated with such diseases. It is observed that the role of media such as television, mobile phone, and access to a computer also play a prominent role in the lifestyle of the girl child. Therefore, this paper also delineates the effect of digital accessories that has changed the preferences and choices of the girl child in multiple ways.

Keywords


Lifestyle Diseases, Girlchild, Urban India, Consumption Pattern, Public Health.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193872