Show simple item record Moselakgomo, V. Van Staden, M. 2021-06-25T09:11:29Z 2021-06-25T09:11:29Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 19943032
dc.identifier.issn E:19997671
dc.description Journal article published in S Afr J Child Health 2017;11(4):186-191. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2017.v11i4.1331 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background. Obesity is a major public health problem in developed countries, and is also a growing concern in developing nations. This study assessed the predictors of overweight and obesity in South African (SA) children and adolescents, and examined the extent to which these dependent measures correlate with cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk. Objectives. To assess the predictors of overweight and obesity in SA children and adolescents. Methods. A total of 1 361 (boys, n=678; girls, n=683) children aged 9 - 11 (boys, n=455; girls, n=411) and adolescents aged ≥12 - 13 (boys, n=288; girls n= 267) participated in the study. The children’s anthropometric and physiological measurements were taken. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated and used to classify the children as underweight, of normal weight overweight or obese, as well as to screen them for CMD risk. Results. Findings indicated that 81.2%, 17.4%, 0.9 and 0.5% of the children (<12 years old) were underweight, of normal weight, overweight, and obese, respectively. For adolescents (12 - 13 years old), 63.0%, 32.5%, 3.4% and 1.0% were underweight, of normal weight, overweight and obese, respectively. Provincial analysis of the results showed that the likelihood of a girl in Mpumalanga Province becoming overweight or obese was 0.33 times that of a female child in Limpopo Province. Conclusion. Periodic assessment of predictors of obesity and CMD disease risk in SA children is necessary. Intervention and prevention strategies are also needed to curb the rising tendency of CMD risk among the youths. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 Pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAJCH South African Journal of Child Health en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Overweight en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject Adolescences en_US
dc.subject Cardiometabolic en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescences en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Overweight en_US
dc.title Predictors of obesity and cardiometabolic disease risk in South African children en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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