Predictors of obesity in school-aged Jordanian adolescents.

  title={Predictors of obesity in school-aged Jordanian adolescents.},
  author={Manal Ibrahim Al-Kloub and Mousa Ali Al-Hassan and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  volume={16 4},
This cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the frequency of overweight and obesity in adolescents as defined by the International Obesity Task Force, and to estimate the effect of sociodemographic and health behaviours (eating habits and physical activity) that predict obesity. A stratified (by gender) random sample of 518 adolescents, aged 15 or 16 years was obtained from eight public schools in Amman. In this sample 17.5% were overweight and 9.6% were obese. The predictors of obesity and… CONTINUE READING
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