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Obesity among urban primary schoolchildren


A. Hamid, Mohamad Shariff and Shariff Ghazali, Sazlina and Shah, Shamsul Azhar (2007) Obesity among urban primary schoolchildren. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, 10 (1). pp. 17-20. ISSN 1823-7339; ESSN: 2289-392X


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Keywords: Obesity; Primary schoolchildren; Prevalence; Cross-sectional survey
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2016 02:41
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2016 02:41
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/49436
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