Obesity In Pakistan

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Height and weight are collected though questionnaire and BMI (body mass index) was calculated from internet (http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx). In children with a BMI 35 percentile determine to be obese; 15 percentile determine to be overweight; 25 percentile determine to be underweight and others as normal weight. There are different opinions received by teacher 30 percent agreed that obesity is disease and overeating habits and 40 percent agreed that obesity related to the body fat and according to parents opinion they stated that causing agents are feeding of unhealthily food, oily food, fast food, junk food, rapid feeding of rice, inactivity and also genetically factor involve of obesity in children. According to parental view…show more content…
Obesity in childhood is an issue of concern because it is an important predictor of adult obesity. Pakistan has ranked at the 9th country as worldwide. In Pakistan obesity is an associated with abnormal consuming of fat in the body, and other factors include high consumption of foods with low nutritional value and high fat intake. Due to the migration towards urban area, ways of living changes and uses of junk food or restaurant food increase day by day. There is another aspect of obesity in Pakistani urban society, the majority of women are educated and the proportion of educated women is considerably working ladies or have maids to serve them. There exist an inverse relationship between incidence of child obesity and mother’s education. So some children from this class suffered from obesity. Urbanization and modernization have led to lower physical activities and high energy consumption, resulting in increasing obesity rate in school going children. As Pakistan is a developing country the quality of food consumption is low. These two factors important determinants of high prevalence of overweight children and these include concerns regarding inadequate feeding and caring practices for children. This may also result in many prevalence and cultural factors to lead obesity among school going children. The effect of obesity on human health is an important area of research and need attention. Although obesity has been great interest of public health and studies simultaneously examine various factors associated with obesity among adolescents and children have been limited. Therefore, this study aimed to examine various culture factors such as age, diet, physical activity, watching T.V habits, perception of parents or teachers about obesity, food practices and child behavior of eating. Obesity is the responsible for number of diseases such as diabetes,

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