The investigation of obesity, impotence, physical activity and caloric intake among boys high schools of Mako city

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Authors: Tohid Aziz Zadeh, Sina Esmali and Ladan Zudfekr
Date: Nov. 1, 2013
From: Advances in Environmental Biology
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,495 words
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Background: Obesity is a costly public health problem and its increasing prevalence in children is a global problem and dealing with them requires having information about their prevalence and risk factors. Objective: The aim of this study was to help complete knowledge about the prevalence and risk factors of obesity and lean. This descriptive analytical study was based on a sample of school boys from first to third grade (12-14 years), in the city of Maku. 650 students were selected by random sampling. Demographic data were collected using inventory, food intake was assessed by food frequency questionnaire and physical activity was evaluated through physical activity questionnaire (PAQ-C). Height and weight were measured using standard method and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Data were descriptively and statistically analyzed using SPSS software. Results: The prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity was 1.12%, 8.10% and 8%, respectively. There was a significant inverse relationship between physical activity levels and BMI and significant positive association between parental educational level and sedentary behaviors such as television viewing and working with a computer and BMI was observed. Despite the high level of caloric intake in obese people, no significant correlation was found between BMI and caloric intake and macronutrient. In this study, no significant correlation between the frequency of breakfast consumption and BMI was observed. The study revealed a high prevalence of both overweight and underweight among school students is Maku. Conclusion: To deal with the problem of overweight in male adolescents increasing physical activity, reducing time spent watching television or working on computer and also increasing the nutritional knowledge of educated parents seems to be helpful. Keywords: Obesity, Impotence, Physical activity and Caloric Intake among Boys High Schools of Mako City

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Zadeh, Tohid Aziz, et al. "The investigation of obesity, impotence, physical activity and caloric intake among boys high schools of Mako city." Advances in Environmental Biology, 2013, p. 4197+. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 25 Jan. 2020.

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