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Obesity is a worldwide problem. All the while childhood and adolescence obesity continues to be a major problem. The prevalence statistics shows that obesity pandemic is all-pervading even in the developing nations like India. In the present study an effort has been made to report the prevalence of obesity on the basis of body fat percentamong school girls of Punjab, total 6000 students were selected with stratified random sampling technique,(750each from10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 years age group). Height and weight were measured in all participants and the body fat percent (BF%) of each individual was calculated with the help of bio electrical impedance machine with scale HBF-361.

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