Obesity, overweight, and underweight among urban Nigerians.

  title={Obesity, overweight, and underweight among urban Nigerians.},
  author={Christian Ifedili Okafor and Ibrahim Danjummai Gezawa and Anas Ahmad Sabir and Taiwo Hussein Raimi and Ofem Enang},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  volume={17 6},
BACKGROUND Disease burden from communicable and noncommunicable diseases is a significant health challenge facing many developing nations. Among the noncommunicable diseases, is obesity, which has become a global epidemic associated with urbanization. OBJECTIVE The aim was to evaluate the prevalence of weight abnormalities, their pattern of distribution and regional differences among apparently healthy urban dwelling Nigerians. METHODS A cross-sectional community-based descriptive survey… CONTINUE READING
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