Accepted paper:

Relation of socioeconomic status, body mass index and diabetes in India: an overview from national level data

Authors:

Suparna Shome (Indian Statistical Institute)

Paper short abstract:

The study explored the possible relationship between BMI and socioeconomic status in one hand and excess body weight and the diabetes on the other. Regression analysis confirms age, socioeconomic status, BMI, Zones, occupation and residence are the significant factors that are related to diabetes.

Paper long abstract:

Body Mass Index is used not only for measuring nutritional status of individual but also as a tool to determine whether a person's health status is at risk due to his or her weight. India carries a considerable share of global diabetes problem due to rapid socioeconomic progress. Environmental and life style changes may be responsible for the overall increase in diabetes in India. The objective of this study is to see the prevalence of diabetes in the adult and to outline the major determinant of this epidemic. The other aim of this study is to see the relationship between BMI and socioeconomic status in one hand and excess body weight and the diabetes on the other. The finding shows that chances of diabetes increase with the increase in BMI. Regression analysis confirms that significant factors that are associated with the self reported diabetes diagnosed by the physicians, are age, socioeconomic status, BMI, Zones and occupation in both the sexes.

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Health, nutrition and physical growth in developing nations