Body Mass Index Essay

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REGIONAL IMBALANCE IN BODY MASS INDEX AND HEALTH STATUS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BY RELIGION AND CASTES IN MURSHIDABAD DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL Dr. S. Waseem Ahmad Ashraf* & Dr. Sabbir Ahmed** * Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh ** Senior Researcher, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh Abstract: Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of a person’s height and weight. It is a simple calculation of mass in kilograms (kg) divided by height in meters (m) squared (BMI= kg/ (m2). Those with low BMIs may be at risk for malnutrition, osteoporosis and/or an eating disorder. Those with high BMIs may be at risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. BMI can be helpful for a quick screen or for assessing entire populations; however it is not always accurate for evaluating individual people. The present paper aims at examining the close relationship between Body Mass Index and Health Status of population in Murshidabad District of West Bengal. The data for the analysis have been obtained from the primary sources (Field Survey, 2012). The paper suggests that enhancement of caloric intake shall reduce the disparities in Body Mass Index and Health Status in Murshidabad District. Key Words:…show more content…
In India regional imbalances exist at state level, district and even block level also. Regional imbalance means differentiation in values, quantities or qualities of certain items of different regions. These are determined by the application of quantitative methods, however, these are identified on the basis of classes, ranges or categories. Analysis of regional imbalances with reference to health help administrators, policy makers and planners to identify regions of relative level of development in order to know the needs of varied regions and eliminating regional imbalances for balanced development of any

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