Influence of Parental and Some Demographic Characteristics on Overweight/Obesity Status among a Sample of Egyptian Children

@inproceedings{Hassan2016InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of Parental and Some Demographic Characteristics on Overweight/Obesity Status among a Sample of Egyptian Children},
  author={Nayera E. Hassan and Sahar A El-Masry and Tarek Mohamed Farid and Aya Abou Khalil},
  booktitle={Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Overweight/obesity is a multi-factorial problem, which results from rapidly changing social, economic, and physical environments that have led to an energy imbalance. AIM To identify the association between childhood overweight/obesity and some socio-demographic risk factors, as parental age, body mass index (BMI), education and occupation, family size and residence (urban/rural). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study included 154 children of both sexes; aged 5-18 years… CONTINUE READING

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