Prevalence of overweight and obesity in young adults in Uganda.

@article{Baalwa2010PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity in young adults in Uganda.},
  author={Joshua Baalwa and B B Byarugaba and Edmond K Kabagambe and Annamary Otim},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={367-73}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity in young adults is rising and predicts diabetes and cardiovascular diseases later in life. Data on prevalence and determinants of obesity in developing countries are needed for primary prevention. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in young adults in urban (Kampala city) and rural areas (Kamuli District) of Uganda. METHODS Cross-sectional survey of 683 randomly selected young adults aged 18-30 years. Obesity was defined as body mass index… CONTINUE READING