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  • TITLE: Prevalence and Correlates of Overweight and Obesity among School Children in Sohag, Egypt

    AUTHORS: Soumaya El Sayed Ahmed Hadhood, Rasha Abd Elhameed Ali, Montaser Mohamed Mohamed, Eman Soliman Mohammed

    KEYWORDS: Childhood Overweight and Obesity

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol.7 No.2, February 20, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Background: Continually rising prevalence of obesity and overweight in children and adolescents is a major public health concern. This is due to its various and serious health hazards on one side and its preventable nature on the other side. This study aims at identification of prevalence of overweight and obesity and its risk factors among children between 6 - 14 years of age in Sohag, Egypt. Method: A cross sectional study was conducted on 711 school children between 6 - 14 years in four months’ period from February to May 2016. Weight and height of the studied children were measured to calculate BMI, which was compared with standard Egyptian growth charts for determining overweight and obesity. Then a questionnaire containing data about socio demographic, parental obesity, early life and dietary risk factors was completed by the children’s parents. Result: Out of 711 studied children, 117 (16.5%) were overweight and 104 (14.6%) were obese. Residing in urban area, having an obese parent or both of them, low level of maternal education, being on formula feeding during early life and lack of fresh vegetables and fruits in diets were significant risk factors for overweight and obesity in the studied children (P value