Proposed Expert System for Controlling Obesity and Overweight Issues among Urban and Semi-Urban School going Children: An Epidemiological Study LK01-LK04
Dr. Madhulika Bhatia,
Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Introduction: The incremental swift pervasiveness and the associated health consequences, obesity is perceived as one of the most genuine health problems of the early 21st century. The predominance of obese and flabbiness expanded considerably over current decades. The reasons for stoutness are dramatic and multifactorial. Research on childhood obesity has shown the role of race, ethnicity, and social factors, for example, family income, family structure, and community protection.
Aim: Proposed expert system will provide timely educational resources to the children, parents and schools to educate about the impact of junk food, low physical activity and poor lifestyle, as well as effect of excessive weight on overall health of a person in the form of short videos.
Materials and Methods: To create an expert system data will be collected, preprocessed and analysed statistically. Sample schools from urban and semi-urban regions would be identified for the study. Data from various sources will be integrated for better data analysis and a questionnaire will be structured to assess subject readiness. After assessing web-based and mobile-based expert system will be developed for counseling and bringing awareness on behaviour and lifestyle of the participant.
Conclusion: The diet of kids is a serious concern now-a-days. The obesity leads to health concerns especially among even in the younger generations aging 5-12 years. There is an urgent need of system that can automatically track obese stages and recommend appropriate diet.