Kekerapan dan faktor-faktor risiko obesiti kanak-kanak yang berumur 7 hingga 12 di Sekolah Rendah St Agnes, Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Ooi, Huat Hock (2006) Kekerapan dan faktor-faktor risiko obesiti kanak-kanak yang berumur 7 hingga 12 di Sekolah Rendah St Agnes, Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
Text
ae0000001552.pdf

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

The objective of this research was to know the prevalence of obesity among the children aged between 7 to 12 and the risk factors which contribute to the childhood obesity. This study was carried out at the Primary School of St Agnes which was located in the Likas, Kota Kinabalu, and 500 children were chosen as respondents. From the 500 respondents, 241(48.2%} were male and 259 (51.8%) were female. The amount of the children who was obese can be determined by the body mass index (BMI) through the anthropometry measurement and refer to the CDC growth chart BMI-age for children with specific sex (male and female). The value of the body mass index (BMI) can be calculated with the formula weight divided by the square of the height The unit for the BMI can be written as kg/m2. The result showed that from the total 500 respondents, 69 (13.8%) were classified as obesity (8Mf is more than 95th percentile) and 82 (16.7%) were classified as overweight (BMI between 85th percentile and 95h percentile). From the 69 obese respondents, 45 (65.2%) were female and 24 (34.8%) male. Through the analysis of Chi Square, there were some risk factors which were significant leading to the childhood obesity (p<0.05) in this primary school. The risk factors were gender, age, television viewing, frequency of playing computer, snacking habits, fast food consumption, excess intake of the daily calorie needs and parents income. This study also showed that the knowledge about nutrition and obesity were majority and moderate among the 319 (63.8%) of the total number of the respondents. As a conclusion, the risk factors that contribute to the childhood obesity was not cause by a single risk factor but by a number of risk factors.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: obesity, children, gender, BMI, snacking habit, fast food consumption
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 02:19
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 01:24
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/7560

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item