Overweight and obesity among secondary school children in Central Italy.
Childhood and adolescent obesity prevalence rates have steadily increased in industrialised countries in the last 20 years.
Current rates of obesity range between 6 and 30%. Several studies showed that risk factors for weight gain in school age are strongly linked to low physical activity and family environmental factors (parents'education and job, number of family members, number of hours spent on watching television, etc.). In order to plan a nutritional and health educational programme, a study was conducted on the nutritional status of the school age population of the Province of Frosinone, Central Italy, and family factors that can influence it.
Three percentage of the school age population of the Province of Frosinone (2053 students) and their families were randomly sampled from the Province school district database.
In each of the 12 recruited schools, a meeting with teachers and students was arranged to discuss aims and methods of research and to collect informed consent by students.
Each student was interviewed about physical activity, and underwent the following measurements : height, weight, bicipital, tricipital, sub-scapular and over-iliacal skinfolds, sexual development.
Students'parents were asked to answer a questionnaire about family structure, parents'educational level and job, parents'height and weight, presence in the family of pathologies as hypertension or diabetes. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Régime alimentaire, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Milieu scolaire, Italie, Europe, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition, Alimentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Diet, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk factor, Child, Human, Adolescent, School environment, Italy, Europe, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder, Feeding
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0517079
Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 18/05/2000.