Obesity among Urban primary schoolchildren

Hamid, Mohamad Shariff A. and Sazlina, S.G and Shamsul, A.S. (2007) Obesity among Urban primary schoolchildren. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 10 (1). pp. 17-20. ISSN 1823-7339,

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Three urban public primary schools in the district of Petaling, Selangor were surveyed for obesity amongst the schoolchildren and factors related to it. The prevalence of obesity amongst primary schoolchildren, with the mean age of 8.91 years was 9.5%. In addition, it was more prevalent among the boys (p<0.05) as compared to the girls. However, there was no difference with regards to ethnicity, being breastfed, physical activity, time spent watching television or fast food intake in relation to obesity among these primary schoolchildren. A larger community study is required to determine if other specific factors and dietary energy intake are associated with obesity amongst primary schoolchildren, especially in rural or less urbanised regions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obesity; primary schoolchildren; prevalence; cross-sectional survey
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 04:46
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 04:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24451

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