UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF PCOS AND OBESITY IN THE MILIEU OF IRREGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLE: A BIOSTATISTICAL APPROACH
Background: Global prevalence of obesity and PCOS are constantly increasing young population particularly in adolescents and college students.
Aim: Population based cross-sectional study to investigate of the menstrual abnormalities with PCOS and obesity among adolescence school students and college students.
Settings: The study was conducted in different rural, sub-urban and urban areas of Bankura and Paschim (west) Bardhhaman District, West Bengal, India.
Methods: After proper consent from school/college authority, students were invited to answer a self-administered, semi-structured questionnaire was designed in English dealing with anthropometric data, psychological symptoms, menstrual history and health problems.
Results: PCOS had a high association with menstrual complications in all rural, Sub-urban and urban populations; Obesity also had a positive association with menstrual complications. Highest association of obesity to menstrual complication was observed in students of rural population.
Conclusion: PCOS and obesity are serious health problems effecting rural, sub-urban, urban adolescents and college students of Bankura, and West Bardhhaman, West-Bengal.
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