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Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among high-school girls in Sistan va Baluchistan

(2009) Prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among high-school girls in Sistan va Baluchistan. East Mediterr Health J. pp. 1293-300. ISSN 1020-3397 (Print) 1020-3397

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Abstract

This descriptive study determined the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among 752 high-school girls aged 14-18 years in Sistan va Baluchistan province, Islamic Republic of Iran. Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention body mass index percentiles, the prevalences of underweight, overweight and obesity were 16.2, 8.6 and 1.5 respectively. These rates were similar to the ones obtained using World Health Organization, First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and International Obesity Task Force criteria. The frequency of underweight in high-school girls in this province is higher than most countries and other parts of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent Body Mass Index Cross-Sectional Studies Female Humans Iran/epidemiology Nutrition Assessment Nutrition Surveys Nutritional Status Obesity/diagnosis/*epidemiology Overweight/diagnosis/*epidemiology Prevalence Socioeconomic Factors Statistics, Nonparametric Students/*statistics & numerical data Thinness/diagnosis/*epidemiology Urban Health/statistics & numerical data Women's Health
Page Range: pp. 1293-300
Journal or Publication Title: East Mediterr Health J
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 15
Number: 5
ISSN: 1020-3397 (Print) 1020-3397
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2966

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