Factors for overweight

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ISBN-13:
9783330065390
Einband:
Paperback
Seiten:
60
Autor:
Sophonias Negash
Gewicht:
106 g
Format:
220x150x4 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Overweight impose unacceptably high health problem and economic and social costs on countries at all income levels. It predispose for newly emerging disease such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, certain forms cancer and stroke. The objective of this study is to assess the level of overweight and its associated factors in primary school students in Dukem Town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, from Jan23-Feb24 2016. Cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted on 470 primary schools students in two and four randomly selected public and four private schools in Dukem town. Most of the Questionnaire were adopted and modified from previous study. Data were entered and cleaned using EPI info version 7.3 and analyzed using SPSS version 19. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis with 95% confidence interval was used to assess association among variables. The overall prevalence of overweight was 36(9.2%). The odds of overweight/obesity are 3.7 times higher in Private school students than governmental schools. Results of this study emphasize the need for educational interventions.