Frequency of Central obesity in adults having normal Body mass index visiting tertiary care hospital Peshawar

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Abstract

ABSTRACT
Objectives: This study was done to find the frequency of central obesity in adults having normal body mass index.
Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study.
Setting: Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. Period: March 2015 to May 2015.
Patients and Methods: Study was done in attendants accompanying medical outpatients. A total of 178 adults with
normal body mass index were observed for central obesity. We used non-probability consecutive sampling method.
Results: The frequency of central obesity was found to be 47% in adults having normal body mass index.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that the central obesity is very common finding in adults with normal body mass index.
Key Words: Central obesity, body mass index, adults

Authors: 
Fahad NaimĀ¹
Awais Naeem
AamerUbaid
Farishta Waheed
Asif Ullah
Junaid Jallal uddin

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