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Socio-Demographic Determinants of Overweight and Obesity among Adults in Jabra Area in Khartoum State - Sudan: a Community Based Study

Socio-Demographic Determinants of Overweight and Obesity among Adults in Jabra Area in Khartoum State - Sudan: a Community Based Study

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Title: Socio-Demographic Determinants of Overweight and Obesity among Adults in Jabra Area in Khartoum State - Sudan: a Community Based Study
Author: Abdalla, Eltagi Abdalla Mohammed; Abdulraheem, Nafeisa Abdulwahab
Abstract: A cross - sectional community based study was conducted in Jabra area in Khartoum State-Sudan, with an aims to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and to identify the socio-demographic characteristics associated with overweight and obesity among adults. Data were collected from 273 participants (36.3% males and 63.7% females) using structured questionnaire and anthropometric measurements of weight and height. The prevalence of overweight and obesity were 33.7% and 25.6% respectively. The results showed there was statistical association between overweight and obesity and sex, age group, marital status, monthly income, education level and family history of obesity the P. values (0.0001, 0.001, 0.0001, 0.022, 0.033 and 0.0001) respectively. Conclusions: In this study the prevalence of overweight and obesity was found to be among adults 33.7% and 25.6% respectively. In analysis; sex, age group, marital status, monthly income, education level and family history were significantly associated with overweight and/or obesity.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25313


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