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A Study of Gender Based Knowledge Level on Risk and Cause of Obesity among Management Students of Urban, Rural, Semi Urban Areas of East Midnapore District


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1 Assistant Professor, Management Department, Haldia Institute of Management, Haldia, West Bengal
2 Assistant Professor, Management Department, Haldia Institute of Management, Haldia, West Bengal, India
     

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Context: Obesity is becoming a huge burden for our society, it causes premature death and impairment of health some times for life long as it calls many diseases. The obesity is preventable. Awareness on obesity is a key of success of controlling that, but unfortunately our society is not showing aware of it. In this study we are trying to find out the knowledge level on risk and causes of obesity among different genders by using independent samples t test and to see the difference of knowledge level (both causes and risk of obesity) among rural, semi urban and urban, we have done ANOVA. We have used SPSS, 17th version. Total 138 students from those areas are included in the study. The study shows overall knowledge score is poor and there is gender inequality existing in semi urban and rural areas in respect of knowledge. Also the study showed knowledge level on obesity is statistically different among urban, rural and semi urban areas.

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Obesity, Urban, Rural, Semi Urban, Society, Awareness, Gender Inequality.
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Authors

Sourav Gangopadhyay
Assistant Professor, Management Department, Haldia Institute of Management, Haldia, West Bengal
Jayeeta Majumder
Assistant Professor, Management Department, Haldia Institute of Management, Haldia, West Bengal, India
Susmi Biswas
Assistant Professor, Management Department, Haldia Institute of Management, Haldia, West Bengal, India

Abstract


Context: Obesity is becoming a huge burden for our society, it causes premature death and impairment of health some times for life long as it calls many diseases. The obesity is preventable. Awareness on obesity is a key of success of controlling that, but unfortunately our society is not showing aware of it. In this study we are trying to find out the knowledge level on risk and causes of obesity among different genders by using independent samples t test and to see the difference of knowledge level (both causes and risk of obesity) among rural, semi urban and urban, we have done ANOVA. We have used SPSS, 17th version. Total 138 students from those areas are included in the study. The study shows overall knowledge score is poor and there is gender inequality existing in semi urban and rural areas in respect of knowledge. Also the study showed knowledge level on obesity is statistically different among urban, rural and semi urban areas.

Keywords


Obesity, Urban, Rural, Semi Urban, Society, Awareness, Gender Inequality.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194818