Year 2019, Volume 32 , Issue 2, Pages 76 - 80 2019-05-31

Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey

Betul KARAKUS [1] , Dilsad SAVE [2] , Muhammed ATES [3] , Muammer KOLASAYIN [4] , Ismail TUNCEKIN [5]


Objective: We aimed to investigate the prevalence of obesity and overweight and their relationship with environmental factors among children aged 5-10 years in a primary school in an Istanbul district. Materials and Methods: The data of this cross-sectional study were collected from a random selection of 177 students and their families. Students’ heights and weights were measured in a standardized way for calculating their body mass index. The World Health Organization growth reference was used for the definition of obesity and overweight status. Results: The prevalence of obesity and overweight was 12.4% and 20.9%, respectively, with no difference between girls and boys. A significant increase in the percentage of obesity and overweight was observed with increasing age (p = 0.001). Having an obese or overweight father (p = 0.001) and a working mother (p=0.003) were associated with an increase in childhood obesity. Conclusion: The findings of this study imply that obesity or overweight among primary school children is associated with increasing age, having an obese or overweight father and having a working mother. State organizations, schools, physicians and other healthcare professionals must work together to encourage children and their families to adopt healthy lifestyles and to improve their awareness of obesity
Childhood obesity, Public health, Prevalence
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Primary Language en
Subjects Medicine
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Author: Betul KARAKUS (Primary Author)

Author: Dilsad SAVE

Author: Muhammed ATES

Author: Muammer KOLASAYIN

Author: Ismail TUNCEKIN

Dates

Publication Date : May 31, 2019

Bibtex @research article { marumj570909, journal = {Marmara Medical Journal}, issn = {1019-1941}, eissn = {1309-9469}, address = {}, publisher = {Marmara University}, year = {2019}, volume = {32}, pages = {76 - 80}, doi = {10.5472/marumj.570909}, title = {Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {KARAKUS, Betul and SAVE, Dilsad and ATES, Muhammed and KOLASAYIN, Muammer and TUNCEKIN, Ismail} }
APA KARAKUS, B , SAVE, D , ATES, M , KOLASAYIN, M , TUNCEKIN, I . (2019). Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey. Marmara Medical Journal , 32 (2) , 76-80 . DOI: 10.5472/marumj.570909
MLA KARAKUS, B , SAVE, D , ATES, M , KOLASAYIN, M , TUNCEKIN, I . "Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey". Marmara Medical Journal 32 (2019 ): 76-80 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/marumj/issue/45474/570909>
Chicago KARAKUS, B , SAVE, D , ATES, M , KOLASAYIN, M , TUNCEKIN, I . "Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey". Marmara Medical Journal 32 (2019 ): 76-80
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ISNAD KARAKUS, Betul , SAVE, Dilsad , ATES, Muhammed , KOLASAYIN, Muammer , TUNCEKIN, Ismail . "Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey". Marmara Medical Journal 32 / 2 (May 2019): 76-80 . https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.570909
AMA KARAKUS B , SAVE D , ATES M , KOLASAYIN M , TUNCEKIN I . Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey. Marmara Med J. 2019; 32(2): 76-80.
Vancouver KARAKUS B , SAVE D , ATES M , KOLASAYIN M , TUNCEKIN I . Prevalence of obesity and overweight among primary school children in a district of Istanbul, Turkey. Marmara Medical Journal. 2019; 32(2): 80-76.