Overweight and Obesity among Preschool Children from Fars Province of Iran: Prevalence and Associated Factors.

@article{HassanzadehRostami2016OverweightAO,
  title={Overweight and Obesity among Preschool Children from Fars Province of Iran: Prevalence and Associated Factors.},
  author={Zahra Hassanzadeh-Rostami and Elham Kavosi and Aliasghar Nasihatkon},
  journal={Journal of research in health sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
BACKGROUND The global prevalence of overweight and obesity had risen in recent decades, and obesity is taken into consideration as a public health concern and a major risk factor of common chronic disease. The objective of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity and to identify its underlying factors among children 2-6 yr of age in Fars Province, southern Iran. METHODS A total of 8911 children, aged 2-6 yr age, were selected thorough multi-stage sampling in… CONTINUE READING