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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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dc.contributor.author Abdalla, Eltagi Abdalla Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Abdulraheem, Nafeisa Abdulwahab
dc.date 2017
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-30T12:11:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-30T12:11:24Z
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25313
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.publisher university of khartoum en_US
dc.subject Overweight, obesity, BMI, prevalence, Khartoum, Sudan en_US
dc.title Socio-Demographic Determinants of Overweight and Obesity among Adults in Jabra Area in Khartoum State - Sudan: a Community Based Study en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Public Health and Environmental Hygiene en_US

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