alexa The Prevalence Of Overweight And Obesity Among Adolescents In Public And Private School In Two Senatorial Districts Of Osun State, Nigeria
ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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JOINT EVENT 10th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition & 2nd International Conference on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
June 12-13, 2017 Rome, Italy

Oyetunji Akinola and Abibat Babalola
Federal Polytechnic Ede, Nigeria
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Obes Weight Loss Ther
DOI: 10.4172/2165-7904-C1-046
Abstract
Obesity is the most serious long term health problem; currently, adolescents are facing and its prevalence is increasing worldwide including developing countries. Cross sectional study was carried out among adolescents of 11-19 year old in both public and private school in urban area of the state. The data was collected using pretest self-administered questionnaire; anthropometric measurement was also used to examine their nutritional status. Obesity status were determined using BMI cut off point, the overweight was found to be 3.06% among female and 0.6% among male whereas prevalence of obesity was 0.46% in female and not among male. 62.6% had snack daily, fruit consumption pattern was low 0.6% and 43.7% spent 4-5 hours watching television daily after school. Positive association exists between the lifestyle and nutritional status of the respondents. Education effort to improve nutrition knowledge can be incorporated into course curriculum and focus on various components within the system when implementing preventive measure on obesity.
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