Sharda Sidhu

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A study on the prevalence of anaemia was conducted among the Scheduled Caste preschool children of Punjab. Blood sample was collected from 3,500 children ranging in age from 1+ to 5+ years and haemoglobin was estimated by cyanmethaemoglobin method. Anemia was diagnosed when haemoglobin was less than 11 g/dl. The study revealed the overall prevalence of(More)
In the present study, an attempt has been made to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescent children (between 10-15 years of age) of the affluent families of Amritsar district of Punjab, a state in rapid economic and epidemiological transition. A total of 640 children (323 boys and 317girls) were measured for height and weight.(More)
In the present cross-sectional study, an attempt has been made to report the prevalence of overweight and obesity in school-going children of the affluent families of Punjab. A total of 1000 children (490 boys and 510 girls) were measured for height and weight. Overweight and obesity were assessed using age and sex-specific body mass index (BMI) cut-off(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was aimed at evaluating the correlation between leptin and hypertension in normal and obese hypertensive pre- (Pre-M) and postmenopausal (Post-M) women of Jalandhar city (Punjab, India). DESIGN For the present study, 78 Pre-M and Post-M women were recruited in four categories as follows: i) normal normotensive, ii) obese(More)
Two hundred sixty-five adolescent girls (age 11+ to 15+) of Scheduled Caste community of Amritsar were the subjects of study. The study showed that only 29.43% girls were normal and 70.57% were affected with various grades of anaemic condition, 30.57% girls being mildly anaemic and 27.17% moderately anaemic while 12.83% suffered from severe anaemia. Severe(More)
In the present study, an attempt has been made to report the prevalence of overweight and obesity in preschool children of Amritsar. A total of 1,745 children (875 boys and 870 girls) ranging in age from 2 to 5 years were measured for height and weight, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Overweight and obesity were assessed using international(More)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity was assessed during a community based epidemiological survey on a randomized sample of 1700 (900 urban and 800 rural) adult Punjabi females in the age group from 20-45 years. For the assessment of overweight and obesity, height and weight measurements were taken on each subject. The prevalence rate of malnutrition(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic data suggest an association between obesity and depression, however findings vary considerably across different studies. Both depression and obesity are disabling disorders associated with loss over appetite control, influenced by genetic and environmental factors and are risk factors for diseases like hypertension, cardiovascular(More)
  • Sharda Sidhu
  • Indian journal of physical anthropology and human…
  • 1986
Data was collected on current age, age at menarche, marriage age, maternal age at 1st birth, age at the birth of last child, age at menopause, total number of conceptions, live births, stillbirths, abortions, dead children and living children for a sample of 150 Gunjar women of Punjab, India, during September and October 1977 to study their reproductive(More)