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Influence of education in the prevalence of obesity in Iranian northern adults

Veghari, G. and Sedaghat, M. and Maghsodlo, S. and Banihashem, S. and Moharloei, P. and Angizeh, A. and Tazik, E. and Moghaddami, A. (2013) Influence of education in the prevalence of obesity in Iranian northern adults. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 4 (1). pp. 30-33. ISSN 09753583 (ISSN)

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Background: The main aim of this study was to evaluate whether prevalence of obesity in educational levels is different and some related factors in Iranian northern adults. Materials and methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study based on population and 2452 cases (1224 men and 1228 women) aged 15e65 years were chosen by cluster and stratify sampling. Subjects were randomly chosen from 125 clusters and each cluster included 20 cases. Interviewers recorded the data using a multidimensional questionnaire including socio-demographic indexes. Results: As a whole, the prevalence of obesity was seen in 24% of subjects (15.5% in male and 32.5% in female) and significantly was seen in 3.1% and 14.1% of uneducated people more than in 1e9 year schooling and in high school or college-educated people, respectively (P = 0.001). The risk of obesity was 2.294 (P = 0.001) in uneducated compared to high school or college-educated people, 1.668 (P = 0.001) in urban area compared to rural area, 2.619 (P = 0.001) in 40e65 year people compared to 15e40 year people, and 1.534 (P = 0.003) in good economic compared to poor economic groups. After adjusted for location area, gender, age, and economic stats, the risk of obesity was 2.044 (P = 0.001) in uneducated people compared to high school or college-educated subjects. Conclusion: The obesity as a health problem in Iranian northern adults supported in this study and it was negatively associated with educational levels. Public health programs that aim to reduce obesity should primarily focus on the illiterate and low-educated people. Copyright © 2013, SciBioIMed.Org, Published by Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Cardiovasc. Dis. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Deputy of Health, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adults, Education, Northern Iran, Obesity, adolescent, adult, age distribution, aged, article, body mass, cross-sectional study, demography, disease association, economic aspect, educational status, ethnic group, female, human, Iran, major clinical study, male, obesity, population risk, priority journal, public health problem, risk assessment, rural area, urban area, urban rural difference
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 07:58
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 07:21
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1907

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