Co-existence of Under-nutrition and Central Obesity among Adult Juangs of Keonjhar District in Odisha, India

Objective: The population in India still faces the burden of undernutrition and non-communicable diseases, and the prevalence of undernutrition and obesity is gradually increasing. The discourse regarding the dual burden of undernutrition and central obesity has not yet been extensively explored in both sexes at a community level as well as in individuals. The present study assessed the frequency of both mal-formation based on mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as well as the waist-hip ratio (WHR) among adult Juang males and females of Keonjhar district in Odisha, India. Conclusion: The results of the present study indicated that the prevalence of undernutrition among adult Juangs is very high and simultaneously central obesity also stated there severe position. Most importantly, immediate nutritional intervention programs are needed for implementation among this ethnic group.