Obesity among urban primary schoolchildren

A. H. Shariff, S. G. Sazlina, Shamsul Azhar Shah

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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. (JUMMEC 2007; 10(1): 17-20).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Health and Translational Medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Keywords

  • Cross-sectional survey
  • Obesity
  • Prevalence
  • Primary schoolchildren

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Obesity among urban primary schoolchildren. / Shariff, A. H.; Sazlina, S. G.; Shah, Shamsul Azhar.

In: Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2007, p. 17-20.

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Shariff, A. H. ; Sazlina, S. G. ; Shah, Shamsul Azhar. / Obesity among urban primary schoolchildren. In: Journal of Health and Translational Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 17-20.
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