51% obese women in Hyderabad, according to Council for Social Development report

Posted: Posted Date – 2:33 PM, Tue – Apr 5, 22

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Hyderabad: Up to 51% of women in Hyderabad are overweight or obese with a body mass index greater than or equal to 25 kg/m2, while it was 30.1% for the whole of Telangana, a compendium carried out by the Council for Social Development (CSD) for 2019-20 said.

The compendium, which was released for the Telangana Planning Department to bolster the newly formed state database, was released on Monday by K Ramakrishna Rao, Special Chief Secretary (Planning). This compendium captures 99 indicators at the district level.

“(With) 14.0%, Kumuram Bheem Asifabad has the lowest percentage of overweight or obese women (BMI=25.0 kg/m2) in Telangana State in 2019-2020. 30.1% 9 for Telangana in 2019-2020. (With) 51.0%, Hyderabad has the highest percentage of overweight or obese women (BMI=25.0 kg/m2) in Telangana State in 2019-2020”, indicates the report.

Contrary to this, 18.8% of women in the state have a lower than normal BMI. At 12.4%, Hyderabad has the lowest percentage of women with BMI below normal, while at 27.5%, Jogulamba Gadwal has the highest percentage, according to the report.

At 83.6%, Hyderabad has the highest percentage of literate women in Telangana State in 2019-2020, while it was 66.6% for the whole of Telangana and 45% for Jogulamba Gadwal , the lowest in the state.

Wanaparthy recorded 100% of pregnancy registrations for which the mother received a Mother and Child Protection Card (MCP) in Telangana in 2019-2020, while it was 96.7% nationwide. ‘State.

Over 60% of births in the state were delivered by caesarean section in all of Telangana in 2019-2020. Karimnagar has the highest percentage of cesarean births at 82.4% while Kumuram Bheem Asifabad recorded 27.2%, the lowest in the state.

The compendium provides a comprehensive statistical picture of health and demographics in Telangana based on two rounds of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – Round 4 (2015-2016) and Round 5 (2019-2020) ) conducted after state formation. , says the report.


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Joel C. Hicks